Clinical Research Associate-VRDD

Leidos - Silver Spring, MD


Job Description:
Leidos' Bio-Behavioral Research Group is looking for a full time Clinical Research Associate to support the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department (VRDD) at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD *This is position is contingent upon contract being awarded to Leidos*

Primary Duties:
Conduct scientific research data collection for projects as assigned by VRDD leadership
Perform experiments in small animals and non-humane primates
Review results and data from current and previously conducted research studies
Conduct laboratory set up for research studies, precise data collection during studies, cleaning up after studies, and processing and analyzing the data afterward.
Assist with the design and conduct of pre-clinical animal trials to evaluate prophylactic, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surveillance products for infectious diseases of military significance
Assist with the design and conduct of research projects to develop Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified laboratory assays to diagnose infectious diseases
Assist with the design and conduct of research projects to evaluate assays to identify host, pathogen, and vector biomarkers (antigen, antibody, and DNA/RNA) to prevent, reduce, treat, and ameliorate the impact of infectious diseases
Assist with the design and conduct of research projects to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and utility of novel vaccine candidates to prevent, treat and/or attenuate infectious diseases of military significance
Basic Requirements

A Bachelor Degree in related field
At last 1 year experience in clinical trial position including collecting data in a laboratory setting, operating and maintaining laboratory equipment operation
Must be a U.S Citizen with ability to obtain Secret clearance

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:


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Laboratory Scientist
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