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Job #: R-00065873
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
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

  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent discipline is required.

  • Willing and able to endure long periods of standing and sitting as well as handling various chemicals

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years virology laboratory experience is preferred.

  • Clinical laboratory experience and ASCP Certification is a plus.

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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