Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is looking for a qualified Molecular Virology Research Associate to support our contract with NIAID.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval.
Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.
Minimum of 2 years of applicable experience
Previous laboratory experience including basic understanding of design, optimization and implementation of quantitative PCR assays
Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) and/or 4 (BSL 4) environment and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.
The candidate will be required to work in BSL4 containment environment and will be required to pass physical exams and participate in vaccination programs.
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.
Willingness to work under BSL-3 - BSL-4 conditions. Able to wear respiratory protection.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficiency in ABI 7500 Dx Real Time PCR Acquisition and Analysis software
Proficiency in Primer/Probe design software such as Primer Express or Seqbuilder.
Experience in preparing graphs and figures for publication using Excel and Graphpad Prism.
Basic understanding of laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
Experience with viral Select Agents is highly desired
Experience in BSL-3 or BSL-4 containment
Experience in the development, evaluation, verification, and validation of molecular diagnostic assays.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, design experiments and protocols, and analyze data.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills/problem solving/good reasoning skills.
Excellent customer relations and interpersonal skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrate interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
Demonstrate ability to ability to work independently, design experiments, and analyze data
Bachelor of Science or higher degree.
Biology and/or Chemistry preferred
Ability to work in BSL-4 setting
CITIZENSHIP/SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident .
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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