ClinicalRM is seeking a Research Scientist-Aerobiologist to work at USAMRIID in Frederick, MD.
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.
Perform duties of a Principal Investigator
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
Tabulate, analyze and interpret data
Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication
Have experience with the following techniques and shall be able to perform the following specific tasks:
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.
Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
Performs light duties and other related duties as required and 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)
Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.
ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer
ClinicalRM is a Contract Research Organization supporting government and commercial clinical research for biologics, drugs, and devices.