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Microbiologist Lab Tech (Seafood Inspection) (21-384)

IBSS Corp.
Silver Spring, Maryland, US
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Conservation science
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Job Title: Microbiologist Lab Tech (Seafood Inspection)

Location: Spring, MD, Pascagoula, MS Gloucester, MA and St. Petersburg, FL

Clearance Required: Public Trust Eligible


IBSS is seeking a full time Microbiologist Lab Tech to provide support to the NOAA Fisheries National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL). If you are looking to be an instrumental part of a growing, employee and customer-focused company working on exciting issues in environmental science and other marine/coastal resources we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

Provide analytical laboratory and scientific support to the Seafood Inspection Program surveillance/audit programs.
Support database management, document control, and monitoring of imports and exports.
Analyze aquatic animal byproducts (e.g., fishmeal) not intended for human consumption.
Apply microbiological and chemical analysis to identify threats to seafood safety, banned substances, and species substitution.
Communication with dealers to resolve deficiencies or other issues regarding their reporting.
Navigate and use the ITDS interface for USCBP data. Cross check the dealers' HMS biweekly reports and statistical documents with the information contained in the ITDS interface.
Organize, edit, enter, and manage data obtained from electronic files and hardcopy statistical and re-export documents received by the Trade Monitoring Program.
Assist NSIL staff with trade monitoring program development.
Analyze seafood samples for chemical contaminants and hazards using standard scientific methods and techniques.
Access NSIL databases and generating reports for the Lab Director, Lead Analysts, and other analysts.
Extract and prepare tissues to conduct the analysis of seafood samples for mercury, selenium content, and mass spectrophotometer analyses.
Monitor seafood for banned and adulterating chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Support species identification investigations by rapid analysis of seafood tissue samples.
Identify and communicate problems and efficiency issues related to the data entry process and data entry screens to NSIL Staff for corrections and modifications.
Follow NSIL policies, acting professionally, and contributing positively to the office by maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace.
Assist in the analysis of seafood samples for chemical contaminants and hazards using standard scientific methods and techniques.

Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Marine Sciences or related field
1-3 years experience in related field
Program planning and management in a team environment
Developing performance metrics and milestones
Working with diverse interagency teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Developing and monitoring resource investment strategies
Working with marine fisheries information programs or other science-based programs
Dashboard data analytics

About IBSS Corp.

IBSS is a Woman-Owned business. Since 1992, IBSS has provided specialized professional, scientific, technical, cybersecurity, IT, and software engineering solutions to the Federal sector. Our clients include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We are committed to serving our clients and employees by delivering service excellence, creating value through technology, and continually improving our skills, services, and processes. Moreover, we maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification which allows us to optimize current industry best practices to enhance delivery outcomes for our clients.

IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.

IBSS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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