JRAD

Biologist

Job Title:

Biologist

Job Description

Geographic Location: Dahlgren, VA

Full-Time Position

Role and Responsibilities

  • Independent performance of complex and routine analyses and interpretation to include but not limited to DNA isolation, real time PCR and culture.
  • Coordinating, organizing and prioritizing workflow for self and others.
  • Troubleshooting method and instrument performance as well as routine instrument maintenance (daily, weekly and yearly).
  • Compiling and interpreting data collected.
  • A working knowledge of quality control/quality assurance for writing and implementing standard operating procedures and testing plans for novel testing
  • Developing and maintaining work schedules for laboratory technicians
  • Training new technicians and cross training other team members on laboratory procedures
  • Ensuring all laboratory generated records are complete and accurate
  • Modifying protocols, standard operating procedures and other improvement documents
  • Writing corrective actions and conducting root cause investigations
  • Conducting internal audits and writing internal proficiency testing plans
  • Writing method validation plans and conducting the testing
  • Coordinating sample shipments and tracking shipments
  • Compiling customer feedback on sample receipt
  • Placing orders for laboratory supplies

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science with Biology or Microbiology concentration
  • 3 years of work experience in the microbiological/laboratory area
  • Experience with molecular techniques such as PCR
  • Working knowledge of quality control and quality assurance

Security Clearance  

Secret security clearance required

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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