Scientist V
Chenega MIOS SBU
 Atlanta, GA


Company Job Title: Scientist V Chenega Job Title: Research Scientist Clearance: NACI Location: Atlanta, GA Reports To: Program Manager FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time Prepared Date: 08-13-2019 Approved Date: 08-13-2019 Summary: Chenega Professional &Technical Services is seeking a ScientistV to work in the field ofinfectious and zoonotic diseases, to provide laboratory, scientific supportservices for the Laboratory Preparedness and Response Branch at CDC. The staffwill lead scientific studies and complex scientific objectives of pathogenicmicrobiology and bacteriology research. The staff will directly researchcomplex projects in the field of pathogenic bacteriology, and be expected topossess and apply advanced knowledge of principals, practices, and procedures,to develop and evaluate of rapid antimicrobial susceptibility tests forbacterial agents Duties andResponsibilities: Developand evaluate rapid antimicrobial susceptibility tests for bacterial agents viabacterial culture, conventional and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing,nucleic acid and protein extraction methods, PCR, genomic (DNA long and shortread) sequencing and DNA and RNA sequence analysis, as well as additionalmolecular analytical methodsCollaboratewith other team members to facilitate development of rapid test methods andevaluate new technologiesEvaluateand compare new laboratory equipment for use in detection of antimicrobial resistancePerformresearch, development and optimization of new assaysInvestigatenew laboratory methods (next generation genomic sequencing and other DNA-basedtechniques) and instruments (resistance detection platforms) for theirpotential to detect functional antimicrobial resistancePrepareand perform laboratory validation studies and analyze study data for new orimproved assays for the LRNDevelopstudy plans, risk assessments, and cost analysis for each new laboratorydevice/instrument to be evaluated by the laboratoryAnalyzedata and prepare detailed reports on the methods and results from laboratoryinvestigationsSupportemergency response activities, such as coordination and performance oflaboratory testing, data analysis of laboratory results, and reporting; asdetermined necessary by LPRB leadershipOtherduties as assigned MinimumQualifications: (Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.) Minimum PhD in related fieldMinimum of (10) ten years‘experience Knowledge, Skillsand Abilities: Attentionto detail – being thorough when planning, developing, and carrying out vitaltasks in supporting research projects.Customerservice – assisting others in the resolution of issues.Collaboration– willing to participate in interdisciplinary projects working with members andmanagers, on product quality research projects and initiatives.Writtencommunication – expressing highly technical information to individuals orgroups effectively, considering the audience and nature of the information.ProblemSolving – conducting extensive investigation and analysis to determine thenature and scope of problems and devise solutions. Physical Demands:(The physical demands describedhere are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.)While performing the duties of thisJob, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employeeis frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reachwith hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb orbalance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally liftand/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this jobinclude close vision. Work Environment: (The work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those an employee encounters whileperforming the essential functions of this job.)The employee will normally work ina temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure toelectronic office equipment.During visits to areas ofoperations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborneparticles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise. ChenegaCorporation and family of companies is an EOE. Equal OpportunityEmployer/Veterans/DisabledNativepreference under PL 93-638. Weparticipate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.