3384 Lab Technician

Indrasoft - Portsmouth, VA3.4

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Job Title: Lab Technician

Job Number: 3384

Location: Portsmouth, VA

PA – Contingent upon award of the contract.

IndraSoft, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified Lab Technician who will support the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) to provide worldwide Force Health Protection services to Naval and Joint forces in support of the National Military Strategy. The NMCPHC provides continued scientific analysis support services, which include health risk assessment, deployment health, health surveillance, population health and health information, preventive medicine, health promotion, health analysis, epidemiology and disease surveillance, industrial hygiene, occupation health and safety and environmental health.

The Lab Technician will conduct analysis in the PHC laboratory environment, supporting clinical and scientific research initiatives as directed by NMCPHC leadership and staff. Lab Technicians will support multidisciplinary investigative techniques dependent upon the research study requirements. Lab technicians will also provide recommendations on the investigative techniques, dependencies and results to ensure the highest quality information is available for further analysis and modeling. Lab technicians will be able to follow, improve and document procedures, processes and results to ensure consistent implementations and recording in advancement of the scientific studies.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Required:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and or related Biological Science.
2 years’ experience in Biological Research.
Experience with immunochemistry analyzers for analysis of forensic specimens in support of drugs of abuse testing.
Ability to perform all tasks required for accessioning of forensic specimens for analysis in support of drugs of abuse.
Experience in a clinical lab setting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, business analytical and problem-solving/trouble shooting skills.
Must have active Secret Security Clearance or higher and ability to maintain clearance.

Qualifications Desired:
Experience with the military or consulting in a DoD environment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Tasks include evaluation of material and specimen submissions received from supported sites (with subject PII removed) for acceptability and preparation for forensic testing.
Performs laboratory procedures, testing, research activities, and other scientific and administrative tasks in fields such as biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, virology, bacteriology, molecular or cell biology, toxicology, or other scientific discipline.
Utilize familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the particular field.
Follow instructions and guidelines to perform the functions of the job, including but not limited to relevant Standard Operating Procedures, national standards of research technical accuracy, and/or other written guidelines provided.
Assists in planning and accomplishing goals.
Read, understand, and executes techniques and procedures within the quality standards and timelines prescribed by the research plan.
Record all laboratory procedures and research project data, data analyses, and analytical conclusions of analyses in government-authorized notebooks and electronic systems in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures.

Non-Essential Functions:
Additional responsibilities as assigned by management.

Physical Demands:
While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualifications
Behaviors
Preferred

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations
Preferred

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education
Preferred

Bachelors or better.

Experience
Required

2 years: Biological Research
Licenses & Certifications
Required

Secret Security Clearance
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.