Research Assistant I, Silver Spring, MD, US, ID#16981

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC

2020-08-01 00:45:34

Job location Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Executive Positions

Job description

Research Assistant I, Silver Spring, MD, US ID#16981Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS) provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency clients. CNTS specializes in locating hard-to-find candidates for rapid response requests throughout the country. It provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including medical, science, geospatial intelligence, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, information technology, program management and mission support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNTS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. more company information, visit our site at client's mission is to conduct biomedical research that delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology, and medical materiel. Their efforts include the development of medical countermeasures capable of protecting and sustaining the health of the men and women of the U.S. military.Their focus is on understanding the infectious diseases threatening the Fighting Force both domestically and abroad. The research programs include: dengue, influenza, and adenovirus infections and other emerging and re-emerging viral diseases such as chikungunya virus and hepatitis C virus, etc. Infectious disease syndromes caused by existing, emerging, or re-emerging viral pathogens, not otherwise identified, is also an area of research. Once specific threats have been determined, they work on those identified threats along a scientific continuum including epidemiologic disease surveillance and sample collection, basic and exploratory science, translational research, and product research and development. The intent is to license (as applicable) and field medical countermeasures and medical solutions designed to eliminate or mitigate these threats in the most safe, expeditious, cost effective, and high quality manner possible.We are looking for an experienced Research Assistant whose mission, first and foremost, will be to understand the infectious diseases threatening the Fighting Force both domestically and abroad. Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to those listed below.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIncludes the following (Other duties may be assigned):Participates in basic (pure) scientific research and development/improvement of vaccines. Has some knowledge of scientific techniques and methodologies. Processes laboratory samples, executes assays, documents results, and compiles data. Ensures assays are executed following guidelines and designated procedures. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures. Accomplishes goals with limited supervision. Trains and mentors more junior personnel. Writes and maintains detailed laboratory records and maintains a clean and safe laboratory environment. Orders equipment and supplies. Ability to work both independently and as a team. Excellent organizational, documentation and record keeping skills. Reports findings to a scientific lead. SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITYPosition has no direct supervisory responsibilities.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBS/BA required in Biology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or related biological science Wet laboratory experience (beyond school courses) in processing laboratory samples, maintaining cell cultures and propagating virus stocks, and performing a variety of molecular biology assays KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge and some experience of microbiology techniques Experience working in a biomedical science laboratory Experience doing mammalian or mosquito cell culture Prior experience working with viruses and/or animal models is a plus Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques including ELISA, PCR, Western blotting, gel electrophoresis, and molecular cloning Excellent organizational, documentation and record keeping skills Ability to follow strict timing guidelines for all scheduled operations and experiments Work in a GLP/GCLP/GMP environment Ability to accurately collect, collate and enter data into a database Experience with data analysis software to include Microsoft Excel WORK ENVIRONMENTApplicant must be willing to work in a BSL-2 team environmentApplicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements. About Cherokee Federal Cherokee Federal - a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses - is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios. Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team. Compliance Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster ; and If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link : Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision ; We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2020 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at "" This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications. Apply

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