This position will be responsible for performing non-research molecular testing to rapidly identify and characterize potential pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents. Ensures incoming biological samples are processed and triaged maintaining chain of custody. Performs and interprets a variety of specialized tests and strains, detection, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Prepares written and oral reports, answers questions, troubleshoot and makes recommendations to the supervisor for inclusion in comprehensive reports on test findings. Maintains and operates equipment including performing calibrations, adjustments, and to operate equipment and instruments properly and in a safe manner. Participates in cross training related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Additionally, will be responsible for maintaining knowledge and skills related to position and program and to carry out all procedures in accordance to proper handling and storage of various biological materials. Must be available 24/7/365 to respond in case of emergency. Rotating weekends and some holidays are required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology, or related course work in biological sciences, and REQUIRES at least one year of laboratory bench experience, utilizing PCR, aseptic techniques and experience with biological assays. Laboratory training that is assigned or accompanies an associated course is not considered applicable training. Biological Safety Level (BSL)-3 experience is highly desirable.
This position supports a Federal contract which requires that all employees and job applicants hold a valid Green Card or US Citizenship at the time of application. Individual selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information and may be required to undergo Select Agent Registration.
Throughout history, the concept of possible has been continually redefined. Technological and scientific advancements have allowed visionaries to turn what was once deemed impossible into reality. At A-TEK, we continue to advance this evolution. Combining our deep expertise across the domains of science and IT, we develop solutions to our customers’ seemingly unsolvable problems.
For over 20 years, A-TEK has proudly partnered with a myriad of federal government agencies in redefining the possible through our scientific and technology services and solutions offerings. A-TEK provides high-end IT services and solutions, coupled with a leading-edge scientific capability that supports health and national security missions. Our customers include: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
With employees located in cities across the continental U.S., A-TEK maintains its competitiveness by applying domain expertise across federal markets, providing enhanced capabilities in enterprise IT and scientific services that improve efficiency and compliance, while also allowing innovation to more readily serve our national interests.
As a woman-owned small business, our work is fueled by a passion for serving federal agencies to protect the safety and welfare of Americans. That passion shapes how we nurture our most valuable asset – Team A-TEK employees. A-TEK actively cultivates the talent that drives our success, fostering a creative, challenging and mission-driven work environment for current and future employees.