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Research Associate

Company: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for a Research Associate supporting the WRAIR - Department of Diarrheal Disease Research (DDR). - Diarrheal diseases, notably -Shigella, -are a major source of morbidity among deployed U.S. military and a significant threat to readiness. To that end, BDB aims to develop a safe and effective vaccine against multiple -Shigella -strains to protect personnel overseas and keep Soldiers in the fight. This position is perfect for a recent college graduate who is interested in getting great training from a top notch team.Duties include, but not limited to: -

  • Dependent on the program's needs, the Research Associate will provide support in multiple areas of Enteric pathogen research.
  • Conducting bench research on Shigella (or other enteric pathogens) subunit or live vaccine candidates.Assisting in the evaluation of Shigella vaccines in clinical and pre-clinical studies to include immunizing small animals, collecting blood, lymph nodes mucosal washes, and determining immune responses elicited after vaccination.Assisting in pre-clinical evaluation of prototype diagnostic devices for detection of Shigella and other enteric pathogens from complex biological matrices such as stool.Assisting in the daily maintenance and operations of the lab to include media preparation, glassware and hazardous waste management, as well as administrative duties such as ordering supplies and periodic lab inventories.Establishing and/or developing laboratory procedures and analyze and/or evaluate research data; participate in a cooperative effort to accomplish goals of the laboratory; maintain proficiency and expertise in the field of research.Utilizing professional knowledge of theories, principles, methods, and techniques related to molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and microbial pathogenesis.Minimum Required Qualifications:Citizenship: Must be a US citizenClearance: Ability to obtain NACIEducation: Bachelor of Science in a Scientific DisciplineYears' experience: Recent college graduate with exposure and interest in biological sciences related to human infectious diseases.
    • Willingness to work with small animals (such as mice or guinea pigs) in a lab environment required
    • Fluency with Windows operating system, Apple operating system and Microsoft Office software suitePreferred Qualifications:Clearance: NACIExperience:
      Familiarity with the following research equipment such as centrifuges, scales, microscopes, gel electrophoresis systems, cell counters, cell separation devices and fermenters.Familiarity with the following typical procedures such as aseptic technique, small animal handling, cell culture, nucleic acid extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR, protein assays, fermentation and purifications, and immunological functional assays.Additional Information:
      • Onsite at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Silver Spring, MD#LI-KC1Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support. -Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. -Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd., Silver Spring , Research Associate, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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