Lead Molecular Biologist
Dynamac Corporation - Castle Rock, CO

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Transform an existing laboratory into a functioning and certified BSL-2 laboratory
  • Set up the lab, manage staff, and produce quality data
  • Identify and recommend improvement(s) to existing laboratory space to create a fully functioning, commissioned, and certified BSL-2 laboratory
  • Develop written procedures for enhanced PPE stringency in the case where additional personal protective measures may be warranted (i.e. BSL-2+ laboratory)
  • Understand and apply EPA scientific and research methods, research, and quality assurance and operating processes
  • Develop and recommend laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols
  • Advise EPA personnel on the use of molecular biological techniques in support of its overall mission of protecting the environment especially including water sources
  • Develop scientific papers, talks, and poster presentations
  • Apply aseptic technique for microbiological work, Real-Time PCR, pathogen method detection development, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA quantification, and microbiological culture methods
  • Advise and assist with the various components of EPA on the use of molecular biological techniques.
  • Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • PhD degree in Microbiology/Biology/Molecular Biology
    • 2-6 years’ experience
    • Experience in detecting environmental pathogens and/or bioterrorism agents
    • Experience in both conventional microbiological testing procedures and newer, molecular-based technique
    • Ability to work independently within a biological sciences (BSL-2) laboratory framework
    • Ability to develop and apply standard operating procedures
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Experience in an EPA laboratory or equivalent
    • Recent scientific publications, presentation(s) at scientific proceedings, or preparation of a poster related to recent research
    • Oversee task order performance and contract-level performance (e.g technical quality, budget, schedule)
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience hiring and supervising laboratory staff

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