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    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a team leader formulating, planning and performing research in the area of the immunology of polioviruses and other picornaviruses, including overseeing testing of specimens from vaccine clinical trials.

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    As a Lead Research Microbiologist you will:

    • Serve as a research team leader planning and conducting applied and basic research on polioviruses and other picornaviruses in the following areas: identification and immunology of polioviruses and other picornaviruses.
    • Lead and guide professional and technical staff GS-14 and below in the implementation and conduct of research for the study of molecular pathogenesis and immunology.
    • Serve as a nationally/internationally recognized expert, program manager, or program coordinator in the areas of immunology, vaccine efficacy, and population immunity of polioviruses and other picornaviruses.
    • Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization.
    • Train or arrange for the training of team members in methods and techniques of team building and working in teams to accomplish tasks or projects, and provide or arrange for specific administrative or technical training necessary for accomplishment of individual and team tasks.
    • Perform comprehensive studies, coordinate preparation and analysis of background information documents and control techniques, evaluate data and recommend agency action.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 10% Domestic and 10% International Travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0403 Microbiology

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