Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is looking for a qualified Immunology Research Associate to support our contract with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in Frederick, MD.
Immunophenotyping/flow cytometry o Cell sorting o Cytokine profiling o Immunofluorescence analysis
• Work may involve duties related to routine performance of assay optimization and ruggedization for high-throughput analysis of a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro studies involving high-consequence pathogens.
• Implement study/project request process utilizing standardized study proposal templates.
• Efficiently plan, execute, and report scientific activities conducted in accordance with directives from the division
. • Generate master and working stocks of virus and other microbial agents as directed that are well documented and characterized. • Provide laboratory support with staff deployed at outbreak sites in West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) and other outbreak sites should they arise in the future as directed.
• Generate study plans using approved templates and SharePoint processes provided prior to initiation of in vitro and in vivo experiments.
• Generate high quality interim and final study reports and develop them for timely publication in peer reviewed journals.
• Maintain the animal research program to include environmental enrichment, housing, management, ancillary support services, and veterinary care.
• Develop and refine master planning process schedule integration including use of the division’s developed Research Operations Management System (ROMS) to efficiently implement multiple simultaneous studies and advise the COR of potential choke points
. • Utilize ROMS for development of workflow and capture of data and provide constructive feedback to the division’s Information Management specialists (Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology -OCICB) to allow for refinement of the system.
• Actively participate in practices/processes to enhance data quality and integrity including periodic review of study execution to identify gaps and refine procedures.
• Develop and implement training and cross-training programs to assure continuity of operations and scientific core activities
. • Develop and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and methods for laboratory operations.
• Comply with the NIH Division of Occupational Health and Safety requirement for satisfactory completion of the Biosurety program and Select Agent program.
• Play a role in ensuring that the biosurety program promotes a security conscious culture.
• Comply with the physical security, protection of the division’s property, protection of information, cyber security, agent protection, control and accountability, safe disposal and waste handling, and personal security guidelines set forth by the division’s Biosurety program.
Must be eligible to work in the US or permanent resident.
• Must be able to obtain/maintain DOJ Security Risk Assessment approval. • Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA-approved Investigational New Drugs recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents.
• Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.
• Must have the ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program
• Must have the ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.
• Must be willing to work under BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 conditions. Able to wear respiratory protection.
• Experience with viral Select Agents is desired, but not required.
• Experience with models of viral infectious diseases.
• Experience with Good Laboratory Practices is preferred.
• Proficiency inFlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad Prism, and Endnote.
• Basic understanding of Laboratory Information Management systems. • Interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently, design experiments, and analyze, summarize, and present data.
• Ability to work in BSL-4 setting
Must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b. • Must complete and pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries with fingerprinting, and a Minimum Background Investigation.
Internal Number: 6887
About Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kupono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kikaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.