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Scientist 3, Fredrick, MD, US, ID# 19223

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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The contractor shall provide laboratory and scientific support within the Center for Genome Sciences (CGS) to cover CGS Genomic Characterization capabilities.  The contractor shall conduct research investigations centered on Molecular Biology, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Immunology, Genetics, and/or Biochemistry or similar field. They will perform laboratory experiments/protocols directed by CGS PIs and Supervisors.



Includes the following:

  • Perform experiments, data collection and analysis
  • Investigate COVID Transmissibility
  • Develop COVID Animal Models
  • Utilize Synthetic Genetic tools for Product Characterization
  • Preferred current USAMRIID BPRP access




This positions has no supervisory/management authority



  • PhD Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genomics or similar science
  • Preferred experience at USAMRIID as research scientist








  • Ability to reverse genetics of SARS2 utilizing Gibson Assembly and BAC systems
  • Ability to develop SARS2 clade variant reverse genetics clones
  • Ability to develop important SARS2 variant reverse genetics clones
  • Ability to develop silent mutations barcode system in WA1 SARS2 stock to quantify transmission rate and bottlenecks
  • Ability to develop SARS2 domain programmable arrays for assessing host immune response
  • Ability to develop Coronavirus domain programmable arrays for assessing host immune response
  • Ability to develop SPIKE SARS-like Domain Diversity Libraries for assessing the host immune response
  • Ability to support high-complexity NGS protocols (RNAccess) to sequence characterize animal isolated SARS2 viral populations
  • Ability to conduct CRISPR-Cas9 gain of function and loss of function experiments to identify Host Innate Restriction Mechanisms against VLP production use genome-wide knockout screen
  • Ability to conduct siRNA gain of function and loss of function experiments to identify Host Innate Restriction Mechanisms against VLP production
  • Ability to examine the synergistic effect of signaling pathway knockdown in VLP production
  • Ability to maintain BPRP status




Work will be laboratory and office environment

About Cherokee Federal

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

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