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Virologist in Frederick at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

Since its inception in 1969, USAMRIID has spearheaded research to develop medical solutions—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and information—to protect our military service members from biological threats.  Our specialized capabilities include Biosafety Level 3 and Level 4 laboratories, world-class expertise in the generation of biological aerosols for testing candidate vaccines and therapeutics, and fully accredited animal research facilities.

The incumbent shall serve as a Principal Investigator and will conduct basic and applied research on current and emerging viral threats; in support of the biodefense and infectious disease program. The Principal investigator is Key Personnel; working in BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories. They must hold and maintain BPRP status; IAW the provisions of this and applicable regulations. Specific Tasks include:

  • Seek funding from DTRA and other funding agencies on behalf of the Government and USAMRIID to further the research portfolio of the Division and USAMRIID. Establish and coordinate extramural collaborations and contracts to augment the research program he or she directs. Amount of funding per year will vary depending on current mission requirements and USAMRIID's available funding.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with scientists within the Division and the Institute on in vivo and in vitro studies to evaluate medical countermeasures against infectious diseases.
  • Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication each year. Present work at Scientific Meetings each year; which may require CONCUS and OCONUS travel
  • Provides monthly PI Technical Report

Job Requirements

8+ years of experience supporting in vivo studies associated with vaccine development.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with early stages of clinical research

Experience with mosquito born viruses 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.