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Biology Laboratory Analyst

Newcomb Hall, Virginia, US
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Forensics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Biology Laboratory Analyst

This is a contingent position.

PAE is currently seeking Biology Laboratory Analysts based in Charlottesville, VA. Travel OCONUS may be required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Duties may be executed in a CONUS or OCONUS laboratory and include performing analyses of samples that have been collected
  • Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies
  • Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support
  • Perform equipment/instrument maintenance
  • Familiarization and laboratory research/production experience with one or more of the following techniques
    • Culture and maintenance of microbiological organisms (viruses and/or bacteria)
    • Light microscopy with traditional staining/immunofluorescent techniques
    • DNA and protein extraction, electrophoretic techniques (blotting, hybridization, and quantification)
    • PCR analytical methods and development, including RT-PCR, real time/quantitative PCR, multiplex PCR, and others
    • Immunoassay, including direct/indirect immunofluorescence/ELISA, Western Blotting, multiplex immunoassay use and development
    • Bioinformatics analysis
  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation
  • Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information System(s) and databases
  • Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results
  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc.
  • Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained
  • Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics) OR 5 years directly relatable experience. Advanced employment opportunities available based on education and experience
  • 1 year of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with equipment, methods, troubleshooting of the technologies described above
  • Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for OCONUS work as required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD security clearance
  • Possession or eligible for a Passport

Desired Qualifications:

  • An active DoD security clearance
  • Experience with select agents/BSL3+ pathogen culture, detection, and characterization
  • Bioinformatics, coding, and database nucleic acid sequence analysis
  • Deployed experience in Analytical/Operational environment
  • A Master of Science degree (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics)

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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