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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    About the Position: As the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for the development of medical countermeasures against chemical threat agents, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is increasingly called upon to provide expert analytical and consultative services related to medical chemical defense research and to the medical management of chemical casualties. The Institute's growing national and international customer base includes other government agencies, academia, pharmaceutical companies and commercial enterprises. The mission of USAMRICD is to discover and develop medical products and knowledge solutions against chemical threats through research, education and training, and consultation.

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

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    Responsibilities

    You will serve as a Biologist in support of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), Analytical Toxicology Division. You will perform broad and complex studies, which will include mechanisms involved in chemical warfare agent toxicity, pathology, prophylaxis, and therapy. As a Biologist you are responsible for developing and executing cell culturing techniques, collection of animal tissue, nucleic extraction and analysis, and the processing of microarrays. New techniques and novel protocols will be exercised in order to modify procedures to resolve difficulties or improve accuracy of findings. Responsibility will also include maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies, performing equipment and chemical inventories, generating figures for publication, preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and recommending equipment and supplies to purchase. The planning of experimental schedules and the development of new molecular biology methods will be required to analyze samples for a variety of starting materials (cultured cells, animal tissue, etc.). The performance of assigned duties requires a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of biology, physiology, pharmacology, anatomy of specific organ systems, toxicology, and statistical methods.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business Travel is up to 5%.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

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    US Citizens

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