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Biomedical Laboratory Researcher- Ft. Detrick, MD (ID# 15419)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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Support USAMRIID in training clinical laboratory professionals in engaged partner nation in both clinical microbiology/serology and integration of new technologies into existing concepts of operations


  • Participate as a team member in development and conduct of advanced laboratory studies related to or supporting clinical studies, assess study outcomes and analyze resulting data
  • Participate as a team member in development and conduct of advanced laboratory studies related to or supporting clinical studies assess study outcomes and analyze resulting data
  • Most work shall occur in biosafety level-2 (BSL-2 conditions. Person is required to receive safety training and applicable vaccinations for performing tasks in BSL-2 laboratories)
  • Maintain laboratory and office written records in a neat and timely manner. The use of a computer for processing, analyzing, and storing data is required
  • Packing biological hazardous materials, such as serum samples, etc. that is collected at study sites and will be shipped to various parts of both CONUS and OCONUS. The contractor employer will ensure that necessary training has been obtained by the contractor employees so that this task is accomplished within the scope of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Most laboratory assays are performed under GLP conditions
  • Proficient in GLP procedures and processes and will take GLP training periodically
  • Ensure that monthly SOP reviews are current


No supervisory/management authority or describe supervision


  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP or AMT) or eligible to sit for the exam within 1 year of employment
  • Minimum of a AS degree or postsecondary certificate or 50 week military program of Medical Laboratory Technician with 2 or more years of experience in a high complexity testing clinical laboratory or in a research setting
  • Desired experience in Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation and Microbiolgy
  • Knowledge of GLP work
  • Familiar with 42 CFR Part 493, CLIA and CAP standards
  • Sufficient education and experience to understand the science in order to facilitate planning and execution of the project
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and standards


  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good handwriting
  • Ability to gather project requirements and expectations for all levels of management to include in the project plan
  • Must be a US Citizen


This position is primarily performed in laboratory space


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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