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Job Title: Microbiologist I
Job Number: 1806-91156-M-I-01
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 6/29/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE: Microbiologist I

POSITION NUMBER: 1806-91156-M-I- 01

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: Two weeks after candidate is identified

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.  

SCOPE OF WORK

The Microbiologist I 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 World Health Organization (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 preparations protocols
  • Develop virus titration protocols
  • Develop virus neutralization assays protocols
  • Develop enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (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 should be analyzed on FlowJo v10, or equivalent software, and summarized 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 immunosorbant 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, 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
  • Directly perform or assist the Animal Resource Branch staff with the handling of animals
  • Complete all necessary training and certifications as needed by the CDC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Place animals under appropriate anesthesia for inoculations, immunizations, blood collection, and euthanasia
  • Prepare reports, charts and graphs and present data at internal laboratory meetings

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and experience:

  • Successful completion a full 4- year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position being filled.

Required:  

  • Must have proof of immunizations for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella Zoster Virus, Hepatitis B and Polio Virus.
  • 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  

Desirable:

  • Advanced degree in a 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 for 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: 9/29/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Microbiologist I
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:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: resume@ihrc.com
Web Address: https://www.ihrc.com
How to Apply:

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