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Scientist, Vaccine Development Technology

Global Solutions Network, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland

Position Description:

Global Solutions Network (GSN), a federal government contracting firm, presents this full time, long-term opportunity supporting GSN's customer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Scope: this position will support the NIAID/VRC Vaccine Immunology Program, which aims to assist the development and deployment of cutting edge technologies to be utilized for vaccine discovery and development.

Technical Requirements:

  • Support clinical trials and research, develop new assays, techniques and programs that optimize the use of various robotics and automated platforms.
  • Adopt, optimize, and schedule binding and neutralization assays on automated liquid handling systems such as the Biomek i7.
  • Schedule, document, and maintain cell lines for assays.
  • Train other analysts to run various assays including any special training needed for protocols in a GCLP environment.
  • Follow approved SOPs to complete testing of samples in an organized, aseptic, high-throughput manner.
  • Work collaboratively with team members and collaborators to complete all tasks for the day, but also be accountable as an individual for personal tasks.
  • Uphold rapid turn-around times of specimen samples by effectively managing resources while maintaining high standards of accuracy.
  • Utilize various laboratory equipment such as Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC), centrifuge, pipettes, liquid nitrogen tank, and others.
  • Work with dry ice, freezers, and liquid nitrogen tanks to store clinical samples, and perform clinical testing in a BSL-2 environment while always wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Contribute to new SOP creation and process improvements.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. preferred or M.S. with 3+ years of experience in a BSL-2 laboratory.
  • Experience performing cell culture, neutralization assays, and other serology assays.
  • Experience working with automated liquid handlers.
  • Understanding of phase-gated assay development and bioanalytical method validation.
  • Experience with utilizing Beckman Coulter automated liquid handling software such as SAMI and Biomek.
  • History of leadership, demonstrating the ability to train peers and schedule testing demands.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • IT skills to utilize LIMS, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Experience in a GCLP environment and IATA infectious substance A and B shipping certification a plus.
  • Proactive Problem Solving – Anticipates potential issues and innovates to resolve them
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Detail oriented while performing laboratory tasks
  • Ability to perform under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills to work with and train team members
  • Follows directions and protocols without deviations
  • Critical thinking to optimize workflows

To Apply:

Please send an updated resume or CV to Dr. Nuria AbdulSabur (nuria@gsnhome.com) with the subject heading: "Vaccine Dev Tech"

Global Solutions Network, Inc. (GSN) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the GSN to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected US veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.