Research Scientist - Aerobiologist
Ke`aki Technologies - Fort Detrick, MD

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Dept: Aerobiological Sciences

NSN: 3016A

Ke`aki Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Ke`aki Technologies offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need, when they need it. From base and range operations to biomedical defense support to telecommunications and IT services, we deliver the exact talent, tools and technologies needed to meet mission requirements.

Ke`aki Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist - Aerobiologist. The position will be located at U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland in the Aerobiological Sciences Division. The position requires U.S. Citizenship, a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) security clearance background check, and a signed confidentiality agreement.

The Center for Aerobiological Sciences (CAS) is one of the only medical biodefense research programs in the country focused in high containment (BSL-3, 4) infectious disease aerobiology. The CAS conducts and supports research on aerosol science, inhalation disease pathogenesis, and evaluation of medical countermeasures for diseases caused by aerosolized biological threat agents. The CAS is a highly dynamic work/laboratory environment that demands performance of high quality results-based research, academic scholarship, and overall ability to work together with a diverse group of investigators and technicians from a variety of basic and applied scientific disciplines. This is a rare opportunity to join one of the most interesting and dynamic biomedical research programs in the nation.

Specific Tasks:
Perform duties of a Research Scientist

Conceptualize and design detailed study plans

Test a prototype automated exposure system for exposure of rodents, rabbits and nonhuman primates

Design and build second generation automated aerosol systems

Characterize biological aerosols with respect to viability

Maintain/upgrade automated bioaerosol exposure system (ABES) software.

Develop, design and characterize aerosolized therapeutic/vaccine delivery systems.

Become familiar with and perform tasks according to institute SOP’s and USAMRIID Regulations to work in both BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories

Tabulate, analyze and interpret data

Will become trained in GLP, perform duties and maintain records at that standard.

Present data at Scientific Meetings

Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication

Have experience with the following techniques and shall be able to perform the following specific tasks:

Aerosol exposures

UV fluorescence spectra


Laboratory automation software

Optics and optical systems design

Maintain a clean, well-organized, functional laboratory environment

Coordinate and collaborate with scientists within Division and Institute

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position requires a Ph.D. in a related field.

Minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.

Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents - he or she must maintain enrollment. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements as regulated by Army Regulation 50-1 (AR 50-1)

BACKGROUND CHECK: Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. The selected individual must submit for and receive a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) security clearance background check.

JOB TYPE: Full-Time


Ke`aki Technologies LLC is a fast growing government service provider with over $59 million in revenue in 2011. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and sick time; and 10 paid holidays. Ke`aki Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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