SAIC is seeking experienced personnel for the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office Policy, Plans and Analysis directorate to develop foundational DHS Level Policies and Planning documents, conduct Biosurveillance, and create Health Threat Analysis for decision makers and operational partners. The work encompasses a full range of program management and technical support services for the Policy, Plans, and Information Analysis Directorates.
The Lead Senior Scientist oversees and conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of National biosurveillance. Leads the development of a variety of analytic biosurveillance decision support products that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements. More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of major biosurveillance programs or system development activities. Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis. Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD biosurveillance products in support of federal personnel.
Provide operational and analytical scientific and technical expertise in support of NBIC’s core biosurveillance mission. In order to provide real-time scientific and health biosurveillance analysis, will need advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in, but not limited to, the areas of public health, veterinary health, microbiology, bacteriology, virology, biochemistry, epidemiology, chemistry, toxicology, immunology, radiological detection and health effects, geospatial information systems, data science, knowledge management, and technical writing. Support the development of a variety of analytic biosurveillance decision support products that meet decision-makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements.
Responsibilities may include supporting new and ongoing analytical development projects to advance the capability of the Center and assist with the agile cycle development process for generating user level requirements.
Assess stakeholder feedback and provide recommendations to improve, update, or revise NBIC products and services. Brief leadership on recommended changes and work to implement all approved changes in a timely manner.
Education: M.A. or M.S. degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. Certain personnel will require Ph.D.
General Experience: Must have 6 years of experience in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, environmental science or engineering, physics, mathematics, geology, or other related discipline.
Specialized Experience: Must have at least 4 years of experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts related to biosurveillance.
Experience with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) desirable.
Active Secret Clearance required
Must be able to successfully obtain a DHS Suitability clearance
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