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Biological Scientist
50 Applications Submitted for this Position

Job Description

Clearance Level Needed:  This position supports a Federal contract which requires that all employees and job applicants hold a valid Green Card or US Citizenship at the time of application Requires U.S. Citizenship or Green Card Holder. Individual selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information.

This position will be responsible for performing non-research molecular testing to rapidly identify and characterize potential pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents. Ensures incoming biological samples are processed and triaged maintaining chain of custody. Performs and interprets a variety of specialized tests and strains, detection, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Prepares written and oral reports, answer questions, troubleshoot and make recommendations to the supervisor for inclusion in comprehensive reports on test findings. Maintains and operates equipment including performing calibrations, adjustments, and to operate equipment and instruments properly and in a safe manner. Participates in cross training related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.  Additionally, will be responsible for maintaining knowledge and skills related to position and program and to carry out all procedures in accordance to proper handling and storage of various biological materials. Individual must be available 24/7/365 to respond in case of emergency. Rotating weekends and some holidays are required.

Job Requirements


Ph.D. or Master’s degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology or related course work in biological sciences, and REQUIRES at least one year of post-graduate laboratory bench experience, utilizing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, aseptic techniques and biological assays, and at least one year of experience serving as a Senior Scientist or Team Leader of a laboratory team/project.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university requires four years of laboratory bench experience, including at least one year of experience as a Team Leader/Senior Scientist (total four years’ experience).  BSL-3 experience is desirable.


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A-TEK, Inc. is not a recruiting agency and will not disclose any of your personal information to any outside party.  EOE/M/F/V/D


A-TEK, Inc. is not a recruiting agency and will not disclose any of your personal information to any outside party.  EOE/M/F/V/D

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Biotech, Research, Pharmaceutical
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 4 to 7 years
Manages Others No
Industry Consulting, Biotechnology, Chemical
Required Travel Not Specified
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Biological Scientist

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