Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is looking for a qualified Immunology Lead to support our contract with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at Fort Detrick, MD.
Perform Lead work in the major research area of Immunology:
Serve as senior immunology advisor and vertebrate immunology Subject Matter Expert for proposed research, ongoing projects, collaborative partnerships, and publication/report reviews.
Actively participate in practices/processes to continuously enhance data quality, integrity, and assurance, including periodic development and/or review of study execution methods, and Standard Operating Procedures to identify and close gaps and refine procedures in line with top tier journal expectations.
Develop and/or supervises the development of traditional immunological assays to support the needs of new or ongoing research programs involving in vivo, ex vivo, in situ, and in vitro test systems.
Develop novel immunological assays and approaches to support cutting-edge in vivo and human immunological research.
Routinely perform assay optimization and robustness characterizations for high-throughput analysis of a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro studies involving high-consequence pathogens.
Build, maintain, and work within a team on collaborator-driven projects; cultivates a constructive and highly productive synergistic teams-within-teams environment.
Review literature to maintain knowledge of evolving immunological methods, techniques, and scientific and technological advances, in particular pertaining to new-frontier research areas.
Maintain ad hoc knowledge on immunological differences between vertebrates of different species of interest to the facility.
Provide recommendations to government and/or contract leadership regarding instrumentation or other gaps to keep the IRF-Frederick competitive.
Efficiently plan, execute, and report scientific activities conducted in accordance with government and leadership directives.
Manage and coordinate immunology-based support for ongoing studies and interfaces with other core activities.
Develop, implement, and participate in training and cross-training programs to assure continuity of operations and scientific core activities.
Comply with the NIH Division of Occupational Health and Safety requirement for satisfactory completion of the Biosurety program and Select Agent program.
Ensure the biosurety program promotes a security conscious culture.
Comply with the physical security, protection of the division’s property, protection of information, cyber security, agent protection, control and accountability, safe disposal and waste handling, and personal security guidelines set forth by the division’s Biosurety program.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Must be able to obtain/maintain DOJ Security Risk Assessment approval.
Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA-approved Investigational New Drugs recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents.
Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.
Must have the ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program.
Must have the ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.
Must be willing to work under BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 conditions. Able to wear respiratory protection.
Must have at least two years’ experience in BSL3 or BSL4 setting.
Experience with viral Select Agents is desired, but not required.
Experience with models of viral infectious diseases.
Experience with Good Laboratory Practices is preferred.
Proficiency inFlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad Prism, and Endnote.
Basic understanding of Laboratory Information Management systems.
Interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently, design experiments, and analyze, summarize, and present data.
PhD, MD, DVM or similar degree with research emphasis in comparative vertebrate immunology.
5 years of professional experience in any field of immunology.
Strong background in assay development and optimization.
CITIZENSHIP/SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b.
Must complete and pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries with fingerprinting, and a Minimum Background Investigation.
Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.
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