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QC Analyst - Microbiology (NCI)

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Job Number:
649581
Job Category:
Process Improvement / Quality Assurance
Location:
FREDERICK, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Vaccine Clinical Materials Program (VCMP) is responsible for the overall direction of the operations/manufacturing of the vaccine and biotherapeutic development facility for the development of experimental therapeutics for pre-clinical and Phase I and II clinical trials targeting a range of infectious diseases.


KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Quality Control Microbiology Analyst will:

  • Perform environmental monitoring and utility testing
  • Complete quality control laboratory functions
  • Operate lab equipment
  • Adhere to aseptic technique
  • Perform microscopic technique/cell counting
  • Perform wet chemistry testing
  • Be responsible for data documentation and technical writing
  • Work may be required on 2nd or 3rd shift and weekends as needed to support manufacturing activities



Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
  • No experience required with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • General knowledge of cGMP operations and BL2
  • Analytical equipment qualification
  • Use of electronic systems
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Materials Management 

EXPECTED COMPETENCIES

  • Entry professional role, contributing in a support capacity by receiving instruction, guidance, and direction from others
  • Accountable for meeting own targets which impact the immediate work area
  • Impact is limited to short-term team performance
  • Responsible for planning own work, assessing own progress, and adjusting efforts to meet goals
  • Applies knowledge of standardized rules, procedures, and operations within own area
  • Determines a course of action based on guidelines and competence developed by performing structured work assignments
  • Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems, and occasionally requires basic problem-solving techniques to define problems
  • Audience is generally knowledgeable about the subject matter but may be required to interpret or clarify technical information to aid understanding



Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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