Counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Biological Specialist
Applied Research Associates, Inc - Arlington, VA

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Counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Biological Specialist, Arlington, VA CAD-2012-16

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Biological Specialist with experience supporting biological defense and intelligence research. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of biology, modeling and simulation, and/or engineering concepts as applied to investigating, evaluating and developing analysis tools, methodologies, and models. This position will be located in Arlington, VA at a government site.

The Counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Biological Specialist will perform a variety of moderately complex activities of an analysis, design, or test nature and will participate on project teams and provide guidance to less experienced technical staff. The candidate should have an understanding of bacterial and viral production processes, weapons of mass destruction defense measures, and the application of intelligence analysis methods. Candidate will plan, conduct, and may supervise research, development, or installation of products in conformance with customer specifications. Will perform collation of data from studies, assessments and projections as part of the analysis process, and will be responsible for developing technical reports and briefings, project deliverables, and other finished products. Other duties will include: development of tools for the analysis of biological processes, equipment, and facilities; integrating with team members and external performers/customers; and coordination of project plans and schedules.

This is not a laboratory position.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

This position is in support of a Department of Defense Agency and applicants selected for this position must have an Active Department of Defense TS with eligibility for SCI clearance.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Engineering, or other relevant physical science
  • Background in Biological defense, Counter-WMD applications, and/or Intelligence research, collection, and analysis
  • Writing technical documents with minimal need for editing
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, and advanced analytical and modeling techniques
Required Experience
  • Eight to ten years of professional experience, and five or more years of relevant experience
  • Master's degree or PhD and 5 years of experience
  • Experience in biological process modeling, equipment, and characterization
  • Prior experience in the Intelligence Community

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at

Please apply at for the Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Biological Specialist, (CAD-2012-16) position. ARA is an EEO/AA employer.

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