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Parsons Corporation Biological Scientist (Immunology Department) in Frederick, Maryland

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Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Biological Scientist (Immunology Department) - Position DescriptionReady to put your scientific expertise to work in detecting bio-threat agents domestically and across the globe? We are seeking a Biological Scientist to support and facilitate biological research for the rapid detection of infectious diseases of global importance and the enhancement of global disease surveillance for early pathogen detection and response. This position resides at Fort Detrick in Fredrick, MD and will support the Biological Defense Research Directorate (BDRD) in the Immunological Diagnostics Department.Biological Scientist (Immunodiagnostics)Experience:

  • 5 years of practical experience in immunology and molecular biology is considered essential

  • Must possess a practical knowledge of basic and applied research, including experimental design and methods, and must have demonstrated the ability to perform competent research

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to manage research projects, including training of other scientists, technicians, and support personnel, analyzing data, and writing reports

  • Should have at least 5-10 years of deep experience in immunoassay development, antibody-based platform test and evaluation, and detection of bio-threat agents

  • Must have experience working on methods for the production and testing of antibodies under an ISO Guide 34 Quality Management System

  • Must be able to pass all criteria for a Secret security clearance

Responsibilities:

  • Develop lateral flow immunoassays against bacterial, viral and biological toxin targets.

  • Produce and distribute lateral flow assays based on customer demands.

  • Conduct training for lateral flow assay end-users.

  • Produce polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against a variety of biological threat agents.

  • Produce affinity purified antibodies using antigen materials to include Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) or BSAT derivatives.

  • Continually improve Quality Management System to meet applicable accreditation standards.

  • Ensure laboratory operations at Biosafety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 are conducted according to all Federal, DoD, State and local regulations.

  • Develop and produce immunoassays for the detection of biological threat agents.

  • Develop and produce immunoassays for conformance testing of purified antibodies.

  • Conduct test & evaluation of current or new immunoassay platforms of interest to DoD and other Federal agencies.

  • Conduct training on antibodies, immunoassay platforms, and immunoassays to end-users domestically and abroad.

Education:Master's degree in a biological science field

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