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Senior Microbiologist

Job ID: 2018428
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Physicist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

The Senior Microbiology Subject Matter Expert is an integral member of the team responsible for a combination of strategic planning, customer requirements gathering and technical evaluation activities to accomplish the research, development and deployment of biological and chemical detection systems for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. 

General tasks and responsibilities include:

-   Provide subject matter expertise and advice on biological and chemical detection research and development (R&D) and acquisition programs.

-   Support systems engineering and R&D activities for biological and chemical detection technology, including development of system requirements, analyses of technical alternatives, market surveys, risk assessments, requests for proposals, and other systems engineering documentation.

-   Support technology demonstrations and pilots, developmental testing, performance testing, and operational testing of biological and chemical detection systems.

-   Support technical and program reviews in accordance with DHS acquisition processes.

-   Assist the CWMD Office in strategic acquisition and budgetary planning processes to justify funding requests to Congress for biological and chemical detection programs and services.

-   Be able to work, interact and communicate effectively with senior level leadership of the CWMD Office and its stakeholders.

Qualifications

BS and 9 years of related experience or a Master’s degree and 7 years of experience in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or other closely related field.

The candidate must have prior laboratory experience and be familiar with pathogen identification methods, including genetic and protein-based approaches.

Clearance: Must have an active clearance (Secret or higher) and be eligible for DHS Suitability.

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience in biological and chemical detection technology research, development, acquisition and operations is highly desirable.

Knowledge of current biological and chemical defense policies pertaining to domestic biological and chemical detection, as well as currently deployed systems and development programs across the USG, is highly desirable.

Previous experience monitoring biological and chemical technology advancements or performing market surveys in biological and chemical technology is ideal.

Experience with environmental assessments, public health and preparedness activities, and quality assurance program reviews is highly desirable.

Knowledge of DHS programs and processes including DHS’s Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC).

Clearance: TOP SECRET and Current DHS Suitability.



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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