Our client seeks a biologist, who will work with the team to understand and support C-WMD mission area success by executing a range of analytical methods in a biology lab. As needed, technology development and testing may be conducted, which may also involve testing outside a laboratory and/or in operational settings. Such experimentation can span the evaluation of chemical, biological, explosive and radiological defense technologies, methods, and prototyping efforts. Research is also often conducted in collaboration with stakeholder and first responder communities.
This individual will support biological laboratory efforts associated with a broad range of programs in core C-WMD mission technology areas to address key stakeholder needs and further the Group's core C-WMD mission areas. Examples of problems include: analysis of trace samples for forensic or attribution purposes, environmental sampling and analysis to inform sensor performance, C-WMD phenomenology, metagenomics analysis and novel assay development. Activities within the group are highly collaborative and multidisciplinary. This individual will work in a team environment to study a broad range of key technical questions to countering the proliferation and use of WMDs. Biology-based activities within the group are highly collaborative and multidisciplinary. Some of the activities can include sampling and analysis of nucleic acids, production of appropriate test materials, and assistance with field-based activities.
•B.A./B.S./M.S. in biology, biomedical engineering or related scientific field, or equivalent experience in lab-based biology and biological methods.
•Demonstrated skills in biology lab best practices (e.g., aseptic technique, experimental design)
•Experience with common molecular and cellular biology techniques among the following:
-Purification and quantification of nucleic acids
-Working with complex sample types (e.g. environmental samples)
•This individual should have a willingness to learn additional methods and platforms as needed.
•Lab experience outside of coursework and evidence of self-directed research and problem-solving abilities is highly desirable.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide spectrum of audiences and ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams is also desired.
Nice to have:
•Other highly desired molecular and cellular biology techniques include:
-Nucleic acid sequencing
-Mammalian and microbial cell culture
Travel will be limited but all travel with be domestic
Work from home:
This position will be a hybrid schedule with the majority of time requiring an on site (3-4 days) presence. Qualified candidates should be local. Final schedule TBD by hiring manager.
1st round interview will be a Zoom with the hiring manager. 2nd round interview will be a Zoom with additional team members as needed
The position is and is estimated to last Three Years but projects likely to extend for more years
Our Client is famous Government Lab in Massachusetts
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED: CURRENT OR PRIOR SECRET CLEARANCE WILL BE A PLUS