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Telemetry Support Subject Matter Expert- Ft. Detrick, MD (ID# 15429)

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 research by providing subject matter expert support for research involving telemetry


  • Independently assemble, calibrate, and test telemetry systems; troubleshoot electronic and software communication issues, and independently perform telemetry support for animal studies in BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 biocontainment laboratory environments
  • Operate and maintain the telemetry systems in a validated state for use in GLP animal studies
  • Maintain a safe and secure storage and backup of all original data files;
  • Tabulate and analyze telemetry data and provide results to Telemetry Support SME for review
  • Maintain inventory of all telemetry system components to include hardware and software
  • Operate and maintain telemetry systems (e.g., DSI, Stellar and NOTOCORD) in a validated state as required for use in GLP animal studies; and assist in the maintenance and validation of telemetry equipment as needed
  • Trained in GLP and maintain records at that standard IAW all applicable regulations and USAMRIID SOPs
  • Provide subject matter expertise and perform duties as lead POC for telemetry services within USAMRIID. Contractor shall provide expertise and support in the performance of TASKS – (as above)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with personnel within the Institute to set up and schedule telemetry rooms and animal surgeries requiring telemetry
  • Coordinate and collaborate with scientists within Divisions and Institute to provide telemetry services; assist with implant and equipment selection, author telemetry methods for animal protocol design, and provide engineering/technical consultations as needed
  • Provide feedback and guidance on USAMRIID projects as needed. If travel is deemed necessary, travel cost is funded through this contract
  • Assemble study materials, prepare results and draft collaborating scientist / technical reports for well-documented and GLP animal studies within 60 days of termination of data acquisition
  • Assist with the development of telemetry budgets and business plans annually
  • Provide priority and technical direction of junior telemetry staff in a collaborative effort to meet all telemetry service requirements.
  • Assist in the training of junior telemetry staff
  • Provide training to study personnel on basic telemetry functions and data acquisition for review as needed
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status
  • Provide monthly Telemetry Technical Report


No supervisory/management authority or describe supervision


  • BS Electrical Engineering or greater
  • Support of telemetry in animal subjects


  • Favorable adjudication of Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed
  • FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) completed and approved
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills, to include time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to gather project requirements and expectations for all levels of management to include in the project plan


This position is primarily performed in office/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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