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Biological Technician II (Malaria Structural Biologics)*

Company: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

Title: Biological Technician II (Malaria Structural Biologics)

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD

Odyssey Systems is seeking a Biological Technician II (Malaria Structural Biologics) to support the Malaria Structural Vaccinology Lab at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in the Malaria Biologics Branch (MBB) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

WRAIR has a distinguished history of serving America's military. It was founded by the U.S. Army Surgeon General George Sternberg in 1893 as the Army Medical School and is widely recognized as the oldest school of public health and preventive medicine in the United States. The vision of the Military Malaria Research Program is to lead and support US and international malaria diagnostics, drug and vaccine development efforts by providing knowledge, expertise, training, and products for Force Health Protection and in support of malaria mortality reduction and elimination worldwide. This effort is in support of the Malaria Biologics Branch (MBB) at WRAIR to develop a highly efficacious biologic as an effective medical countermeasure to combat malaria.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties include, but not limited to:

Aliquot and record storage of biological samples to include mouse, rhesus and human sera;
Express proteins in bacterial cells and mammalian cells and characterize proteins;
Characterize product purity, composition, and stability;
Conduct immunological assays (e.g. ELISA).
Clone and express monoclonal antibody genes in mammalian cells,
Carry out malaria-related functional assays to study the biological function of antibodies;
Work with animals (mice and Rhesus serum) at the direction of the PI;
Perform laboratory assays to analyze immune responses;
Support down-selection of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies using mouse model;
Conduct immunological assays to analyze animal serum and cellular responses;
Statistically analyze the data and support generation of scientific papers;
Maintain a safe and clean work area, while supporting a safe workplace ensuring awareness of and observing appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations;
Comply and attend all mandated safety training sessions relative to efforts in this task and report any infractions of safety procedures;
Maintain up to date records of all lab work, including paper and electronic files;
Perform laboratory administrative functions as assigned to include, but not limited to, monitoring and responding to temperature controllers using a datatron system,
Attend lab meetings and contribute to daily laboratory operations;
Maintain supplies and equipment inventory tracking;
Support ordering laboratory supplies;
Operate government-owned equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures;
Prepare progress reports/technical reports;
Assist in writing production records; maintaining records, and electronic files;
Maintain open communications on experimental progress and work/safety-related communications in real-time

Minimum Qualifications:

MS/BS in biological sciences discipline
5+ years of demonstrated laboratory experience
Must be able to obtain, maintain, and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a military research environment
cGCP/cGMP/cGLP training and/or certifications

Additional Information:

US Citizenship required
National Agency Clearance and Inquiries (NACI)
Travel may be required

Availability of positions is contingent upon contract award.

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd. 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.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, LTD. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by federal, state, and/or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment#LI-POST

Keywords: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Silver Spring , Biological Technician II (Malaria Structural Biologics)*, Professions , Silver Spring, Maryland

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