Parsons Corporation Biological Technician in Frederick, Maryland
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Ready to put your scientific expertise to work in detecting bio-threat agents domestically and across the globe? We are seeking a Biological Technician 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. 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.
BS in a biological science with 3 years of practical experience in immunology is considered essential.
The candidate must possess practical knowledge of immunoassay design and production and must have demonstrated the ability to perform competent work in a BSL-2 laboratory. Candidate must be willing to work in a BSL-3 laboratory and existing experience is preferable.
Experience in the development and production of lateral flow immunoassays and antibody purification is preferable.
The candidate must have a basic understanding of conducting laboratory work under a Quality Management System.
Must be able to pass all criteria for a Secret security clearance.
Must be able to pass all criteria for enrollment in a Biological Personnel Reliability Program, to include random drug screening.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.