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Engineering Technical Support- Ft. Detrick, MD (ID# 15428)

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 by providing expert-level mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering support by performing aerosol exposures and facilitating the design and maintenance of aerosol exposure equipment


  • Generate, characterize and sample biological aerosols to support pathogenesis and medical countermeasure studies against biothreat agents. This shall include animal plethysmography, aerosol supervision and assisting; attendance is required at scheduled trainings provided by qualified division staff. All laboratory tasks shall be conducted under the guidance of a study Principal Investigator and under the authority of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and in compliance with GLP standards.
  • Conduct studies in a BSL-2, BSL-3, or BSL-4 laboratory environment
  • Assist with SOP writing, revision and review to meet GLP requirements
  • Assemble, maintain and troubleshoot aerosol systems to support medical countermeasure studies
  • Record and document all equipment maintenance IAW USAMRIID SOPs and in compliance with GLP standards. Calibrate, validate and certify a variety of systems
  • Perform and supervise biological decontamination procedures for Class III biosafety cabinets post-aerosol
  • Certify and maintain Class III biosafety cabinets IAW USAMRIID SOPs and GLP standards
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CAS leadership and personnel to assist in the development and implementation of a division technical training program.
  • Receive necessary training and once qualified by division leadership, assist in the training of other technical staff
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status


No supervisory/management authority or describe supervision


  • Minimum of a BS degree
  • Previous benchtop lab experience
  • Sufficient education and experience to understand the science in order to facilitate planning and execution of the project
  • Possess or successfully obtain and maintain BPRP status
  • Familiarity with biocontainment procedures and BSAT regulations
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and standards


  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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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