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Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Job Number: 1805-91156-LT-01
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 5/7/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE: Laboratory Technician

POSITION NUMBER: 1805-91156-LT- 01

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: May 21, 2018 (Short-term assignment)

TRAVEL:  As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc., and will be assigned to the Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch (PPLB), Division of Viral Diseases (DVD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide scientific and technical support for the PPLB.  This position is a short-term assignment from May 21, 2018 through August 23, 2018.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Laboratory Technician will provide support for the development of protocols for various research projects involved in characterizing immune responses to poliovirus and other non-polio Enteroviruses.  

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Employ methods including virus neutralization assays and quality control standard measurements to perform antibody measurements by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and/or neutralization using the WHO-standard assay developed at CDC
  • Process human or animal specimens for antibody measurements by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and/or neutralization using CDC-standard assays
  • Prepare reports, charts and graphs and present data at internal laboratory meetings
  • Develop virus stock preparation protocols
  • Develop virus titration protocols
  • Develop virus neutralization assay protocols
  • Develop enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) protocols
  • Develop quality control standard measurements
  • Develop flow cytometry protocols for various research projects involved in characterizing immune responses to poliovirus and other non-polio Enteroviruses including, but not limited to:
    • Prepare and stain specimens from in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as human specimens using appropriate protocols for analysis on a BD FACS Calibur, or equivalent cytometer
    • Perform analysis of raw data from cytometers using FlowJo v10, or equivalent software, and summarize for technical review
    • Perform required maintenance of the flow cytometer for continued system performance
  • Develop ELISpot protocols for various research projects involved in characterizing immune responses to poliovirus and other non-polio Enteroviruses including, but not limited to:
    • Perform virus stock preparation and purification
    • Perform virus titration
    • Perform virus inactivation by chemical or radioactive methods and antigen quantitation
    • Prepare lymphocyte specimens from animals or human donors for analysis
    • Use an ELISpot reader instrument to collect data
    • Summarize data for technical monitor review
  • Develop multiplex enzyme linked immunosorbent protocols for various research projects involved in characterizing immune responses to poliovirus and other non-polio Enteroviruses including but not limited to:
    • Use a Luminex MAGPix, or equivalent instrument, and any accompanying automation to analyze submitted specimens
    • Perform required maintenance of the multiplex instrument for continued system performance
    • Perform analysis of raw data from multiplex instrument using Microsoft Excel, or equivalent, and summarize for technical monitors
    • Prepare reports, charts and graphs and present data at internal laboratory meetings

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher with at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position

Required:  

  • Experience with standard molecular and microbiological techniques
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Documentation of daily work with good laboratory practice compliance
  • Experience writing project reports, research protocols and manuscripts
  • Immunizations for Polio Virus and Hepatitis B.

Desirable:

  • Advanced degree in a related scientific discipline
  • Experience with the development and evaluation and optimization of in vitro diagnostic assays, including immunoassays
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and transfection, virus infection and flow cytometry
  • Experience maintaining inventory of samples using MS Excel and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Experience working in a similar capacity in a Public Health setting
  • Ability to work and build coalitions with partners involved, and develop strategies to effectively convey information to partners
  • Ability to work independently and yet to maintain the flexibility to respond to requests for support of ongoing projects

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English   

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply for this position:

  • If you are viewing this position on the IHRC Career Center, please click on the "Apply Now" button.  
  • If you are viewing this position on a site other than the IHRC Career Center, you may use the “click to apply” link, or you may apply by visiting our Career Center and searching for the position number listed at the top of this position description.  
  • To view all of our open positions, and to apply to those positions in which you may be interested, please visit our Career Center, which can also be reached by visiting www.ihrc.com/Careers and clicking on the “View Opportunities” link.

 
IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, and a minority woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 8/7/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Laboratory Technician
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
 
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
Contact Phone:  
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Contact Email: resume@ihrc.com
Web Address: https://www.ihrc.com
How to Apply:

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