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Medical Laboratory Scientist & QA/QC Coordinator- Ft. Detrick, MD (ID# 15417)

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 as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Technical Supervisor for the microbiology section and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator for the Clinical Laboratory


  • Serve as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Technical Supervisor for the microbiology section (animal research mission) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator for the Clinical Laboratory
  • Perform Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Hematology and Clinical Urinalysis techniques such as Chemistry Profiles and Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
  • Perform microbiological and related biological and bio-chemical examinations on clinical and environmental specimens for the detection and identification of microbial agents of disease
  • Perform proficiency testing on simulated specimens
  • Prepare and examine slide preparations for the detection of microbial agents
  • Accurately read, interpret and record the results of laboratory tests
  • Perform proper Quality Control (QC) and Maintenance procedures IAW CAP and GLP SOPs and appropriately maintain records, logs, and reports
  • Provide technical and complex information clearly to research scientist, physicians and medical personnel
  • Assist in research, planning and evaluation of alternate methods and testing procedures, assist with training of laboratory or other related personnel
  • Review and follow current literature to maintain state-of-art-methodology and technologies in the Clinical Laboratory field
  • Participate in specimen collection when required according to test requested; maintain responsibility for patient identification, specimen
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status IAW the provisions in this contract and applicable regulations


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 BS degree or higher with 2 or more years of experience in a high complexity testing clinical laboratory or in a research setting
  • Desired experience in Chemistry, Hematology and Urinalysis
  • Highly desired experience with Coagulation and Microbiology
  • Knowledge of or experience with GLP work
  • Familiar with 42 CFR Part 493, CLIA and CAP standards including the maintenance, operation and quality management
  • Sufficient education and experience to understand the science in order to facilitate planning and execution of the project
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and standards


  • Obtain and maintain participation in the Biologic Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP ) for handling select agents required
  • Favorably adjudicated Single Scoped Background Investigation (SSBI) completed
  • FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) completed and approved
  • 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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