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Job #: R-00023953
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Description

Job Description:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Clinical Laboratory Technician to support the Naval Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (NIDDL) in the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department, Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD.   The position will perform duties and help maintain the operations of the laboratory, which performs high-complexity molecular diagnostics using FDA approved and non-approved laboratory validated technology.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Function as a clinical laboratory technician for the Naval Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory; is fully expected to help maintain standards and requirement for College of American Pathologist (CAP) accreditation and all institutional regulatory requirements.
  • Perform clinical laboratory assays for infectious diseases in an accurate and timely manner following written standard operating procedures (SOPs). Accurately perform all quality testing to insure accuracy of results as specified by regulatory agencies and supervisory review. Responsible for handling personally identifiable information (PII) relevant to patient care following Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standards.
  • Assist in laboratory research projects, including collection and organization of data, generating reports, presentations, and manuscripts.  Make detailed observations about experiments and troubleshoots assays in compliance with the quality management plan.
  • Actively pursue new diagnostics and take a lead role in helping develop and validate new diagnostic assays to be used for patient care.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  • Maintain clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories, and logbooks.
  • Perform data entry for assays and projects and maintain databases.
  • Maintain supplies in the laboratory and keep the laboratory area clean.
  • Provide basic data analysis and interpretation.
  • Work is to be performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday - Friday 0800 to 1630.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent discipline is required.
  • Minimum Experience:  2+ years virology laboratory experience required.
  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level.  Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Willing and able to endure long periods of standing and sitting as well as handling various chemicals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Virology desirable.
  • Clinical laboratory experience and ASCP Certification is a plus.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Laboratory Scientist

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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