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Job #: R-00031416
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Biological Technician to support the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Malaria Biologics Branch. The Biological Technician will possess experience in ELISA/flow cytometric testing and demonstrate proficiency in performing all immunological assays and routinely performs each assay as workload dictates. Will be the subject matter expert in the day to day operations as well as implementation of new equipment/technologies within the SL portion of the Immunology Core. Ensures that the SL operates following GLP guidelines.

*This position is contingent upon Leidos being awarded the program contract.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the procedures necessary to perform GLP-compliant experimental operations. Ensure Task Managers have access to critical data, including real time and point-in-time reporting as required
  • Develop a Laboratory experimental plan bringing together the information under the Task on projects
  • Demonstrated inter-personnel skills with ability to coordinate with multiple departments
  • Oversee the safe and effective scientific and administrative operation of laboratory and laboratory personnel.
  • Manage laboratory budgets; work flow for junior staff; supply/reagent/samples and equipment inventories; and interface with branch administrative officer(s) to reconcile laboratory budgets and maintain a safe environment of care/workspace.
  • Order laboratory supplies/reagents/equipment/software as needed – track and maintain ordering requirements.
  • Monitor and respond to all notifications of emergent lab related issues, to include (but not limited to) datatron temperature controllers, calls from veterinary services, or the WRAIR Staff Duty desk.
  • Establish and modify standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratory.
  • Prepare necessary documentation for purchase of equipment, supplies, services and software; shipping supplies etc.
  • Coordinate with Administrative officer, or designee, on behalf of TPOC to manage budget.
  • Provide assistance to laboratory staff on job-related matters to include drafting and reviewing of experimental protocols and study reports, training of junior staff on experimental procedures.
  • Assist with preparation of scientific and/or administrative reports, protocols, and presentations.
  • Work closely with other Government and Contractor personnel to plan, develop, and gain approval of human and animal use protocols as are required for the performance of this task;
  • Maintain laboratory safety by ensuring safe work practices by self and members of the laboratory; Stay current with all safety, laboratory, health, animal and other trainings as required.
  • Report all laboratory safety infractions to laboratory TPOC and facility safety officer.
  • Keep laboratory TPOC informed of current status of laboratory operations (safety and scientific).
  • Ensure that all Government owned laboratory equipment is maintained and operated per standard operating procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • MS or BS Degree in the biological sciences along with 5 or more years of relative experience.
  • Technical knowledge and skills developing and conducting experiments in the area of molecular, biochemical assays, malaria parasite culture and parasitology. Knowledge of laboratory management, supplies ordering/procurement with training and use of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS), Electronic Centralized Acquisition Tool (ECAT), and Medical Master Catalog (MMC) systems, Design and validation parameters for ELISA assay development and testing
  • Tracking of the budget is an important part of Laboratory management
  • Communicate effectively with junior investigators in scientific and personnel interactions. 
  • Ability to travel if required.
  • US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing lab operations for GOGO (Government owned Government operated) Lab. 
  • Experience working in a military research setting.

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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

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