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Scientist 1 (Adjuvant/Vaccine RTS)
Fort Detrick, MD (ID# 13050)

Since 1969, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has served as the Department of Defense's (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. While its core mission is to protect the warfighter from biological threats, USAMRIID also investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health. Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions—therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and information—that benefit both military personnel and civilians. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

Seeking a Scientist to provide expertise in a range of immunological assessments supporting prophylactic and therapeutic product development against biothreat agents.


  • Conduct basic and applied research on current and emerging threats at BSL2, BSL3, and BSL4 levels in support of the biodefense and infectious disease program. Provide laboratory support with laboratory experiments in CDC registered laboratories.
  • Develop and execute research studies designed to assess the immunological response to infectious agents as well as MCM. Develop and utilize flow cytometry based methods to characterize immune cell populations. Studies will include both in vitro (i.s plaque assays, ELISPOT, ELISA) and in vivo (small animal) models of disease.
  • Provide expertise and support to the Adjuvant/Vaccine Research Scientific Task.
  • Prepare animal protocols, standard operating procedures, and other documentation necessary to conduct assigned experiments. Responsible for assessing and maintaining laboratory supplies in assigned laboratories. Assess and ensure that supplies are ordered or will be ordered using the current GFEBS ordering system. Responsible for maintaining assigned laboratory space in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Communicate experimental data, laboratory or other work-related issues to the appropriate POC. Contractor shall communicate with vendors for technical support and troubleshooting laboratory equipment with assigned space.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports, standard operating procedures and manuscripts. Present research findings at least one scientific conference per year, if required, which may require CONUS and/or OCONUS travel. Contractor will present results in written and oral format publicly and internally.
  • Prepare monthly Adjuvant/Vaccine Scientific Research Technical progress report.


  • M.S. in a science discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in the immunology, adjuvants and vaccine platforms
  • Familiarity with USAMRIID budget, funding, and reporting systems as well as the ability to manage a multi-disciplinary research team using interpersonal skills, and communication/organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Require work at the BSL-2, 3 and 4 level, therefore, must maintain enrollment in the BPRP program.
  • Travel approximately 25%

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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