Chemical Technician Journeyman (SEM Exp w/ SECRET CLR, Silver Spring, MD, US ID#16648
Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Chemical Technician--Journeyman (SEM Exp w/ SECRET CLR), Silver
Spring, MD, US ID#16648
Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of
professional management consulting services to its defense, health,
environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in
achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach
for complex government programs and disciplines including health
information technology, research & science, program management,
communications, correspondence and document management, governance
and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is
part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.
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Be a part of exciting research in military health by joining the
Joint Pathology Center (JPC) Pulmonary and Environmental Pathology
Department in support of the Pulmonary Research Project. The
mission of the JPC is to deliver cost-effective, high quality,
multidisciplinary pathology consultation and education in addition
to preserving, modernizing, and growing the nation's oldest tissue
repository to promote biomedical research ultimately becoming the
pathology center of excellence by advancing the health of our
nation's military and other federal customers.
The relationship between exposures associated with deployments to
Iraq and Afghanistan and the subsequent development of pulmonary
diseases in the U.S. military personnel is of concern to many
individuals and organizations. The JPC and its previous
organization the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), have
reviewed a large number of pulmonary pathology specimens from
previously-deployed US service members throughout the Global War on
Terrorism (GWOT). These specimens have been submitted for expert
review from pathologists at military medical treatment facilities
(MTF's) across the US and overseas, and from Veterans Affairs
Medical Centers (VAMC's). The availability of archived pathology
specimens and associated data permit focused histopathological
review of pulmonary pathology specimens and additional tissue-based
studies at the JPC. JPC personnel have the expertise in Pulmonary &
Mediastinal Pathology, Thoracic Radiology and Environmental
Pathology to conduct such studies. This project will consist of
three parts: JPC/AFIP records review, histopathology review of lung
biopsy specimens and a particle analysis study of "foreign"
exogenous material retained in lung specimens.
Our client is in need of Chemical Technician to assist in the third
stage of the Pulmonary Research Project - particle analysis study
of "foreign" exogenous material retained in lung specimens. This
technician will run the scanning electron microscopes at the client
site Silver Spring, MD. This position will be part of a team of
military and civilian research scientists.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist
scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of
solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development
of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of
environmental standards, and other work involving experimental,
theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related
science to include experience with Field Emission Scanning Electron
Microscope (FESEM) and Energy Dispersive x-ray Spectrometer
* Assist in the development of the protocol for Phase III, Chemical
analytical study of exogenous material retained in lung specimens,
for submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
* Document all activities conducted in support of the protocol in
accordance with laboratory notebook best practices.
* Conduct method development to optimize data collection in
accordance with the IRB approved protocol to produce the Data
Collection and Analysis Method.
* Perform scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray
spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) on pathology specimens to image and analyze
exogenous materials retained in lung tissue to evaluate the
particle size and composition variation among study cohorts.
* Conduct the chemical analysis data collection in accordance with
the Data Collection and Analysis Method
* Perform data analysis in accordance with the IRB approved
* Provide Chemical Analysis reports for Study cases to the
Principle Investigators (PI) following the completions of the
* Provide Monthly Status Reports of the analytical method and the
number of cases completed and pending analysis.
* Contribute to the production of the manuscript following the
completion of the data acquisition portion of Phase III of the
* No supervisory/management authority.
* Minimum Bachelor of Science or higher degree from an accredited
university in biology and chemistry that includes five (5) years
training and experience in processing biological materials for
electron microscopic examination.
* Preferred: Degree or experience in geological sciences.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
* Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Already hold a T3
* Preferred one year experience operating and maintaining a field
emission scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive x-ray
spectrometer (FE-SEM-EDS). Experience Hitachi and Bruker
instrumentation also preferred, but not required.
* Experience developing processing and analytical methods for
SEM-EDS analysis and conducting data analysis on large data
* Proficient in the use of computers with advanced skills using
spreadsheet programs (e.g. Microsoft Excel).
* Work will be performed in a climate controlled laboratory and
With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and
nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies
in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation
Businesses' (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver
the expertise needed to solve the world's most pressing issues.
Together, CNB's companies provide an array of services -- from
applications and data services to cybersecurity and national
defense -- for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.
Why consider Cherokee Nation Businesses? The following links can
help you learn more about what we do and the many great reasons to
join our team!
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