PhD Microbiology/Molecular Biology Lead - 25080 in Denver, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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Job Description


Responsibilities include recent research experience in detecting environmental pathogens and capability of working with pathogenic microorganisms, and bioterrorism agents. The successful candidate for this position should be able to Identify and recommend improvement to existing laboratory space to create a fully functioning, commissioned, and certified BSL-2 laboratory. Develop and/or update written procedures for enhanced PPE stringency in the case where additional personal protective measures may be warranted (i.e. BSL-2+ laboratory). Understanding and applying EPA scientific and research methods, research, and quality assurance and operating processes. Develop, recommend, and/or update laboratory operation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols. Advise EPA personnel on the use of molecular biological techniques in support of its overall mission of protecting the environment especially including water sources. Develop scientific papers, talks, and poster presentations. Applying aseptic technique for microbiological work, Real-Time PCR, pathogen method detection development, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA quantification, and microbiological culture methods, as well as for ECL, and TRF applications as they are added to the suit of laboratory capabilities. Advise and assist with the use of molecular biological techniques.


Requires PhD in Microbiology/Molecular Biology with recent research experience in detecting environmental pathogens and capable of working with pathogenic microorganisms, and bioterrorism agents.

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Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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