Jet Propulsion Laboratory

$148,000 yearly
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Maryland, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
Maximum Rate: 148K Location: Rockville, MD Long term contract, W2 with full benefits, must be a US Citizen/Green Card Holder Must be able to pass background check and drug screen   Job Description: Provide expert advice to NIAID staff on regulatory issues related to clinical trials supported by NIAID through grants and contracts. Assist Program Officers at NIAID in implementation of clinical trials through coordination within NIAID and coordination of resources provided by NIAID (e.g., laboratory, pharmacy, statistics and data management, and regulatory contracts, and other resources). Provide expert advice to NIAID staff on the capabilities of international laboratories associated with clinical trial sites. Identify deficiencies and gaps in laboratory operations when requested. Participate in or coordinate site visits to international laboratories. These visits frequently involve coordination with other NIAID support contractors, NIAID grantees and NIAID staff. Prepare evaluation reports, site visit reports, and other information documents as needed. Make recommendations to NIAID staff regarding laboratories that would benefit from training in GLP and GCLP, performance of clinical safety assays, diagnostic assays, study eligibility assays, endpoint assays, specimen handling, storage, and shipment or laboratory data management. Provide or coordinate training for laboratory sites when requested by NIAID staff. Serve as a resource for individual country regulations and accreditation requirements for laboratory operations, such as shipping many types of biological samples to other in country and international laboratories or repositories.   Required Skills: Ph.D. with extensive knowledge of immunology, microbiology, and/or molecular biology literature relevant for TB and TB/HIV therapeutics research, with an emphasis on translational research to advance new preclinical discoveries. Minimum of six (6) years of experience in biology or a related field. Knowledge of laboratory regulatory requirements, particularly as relates to Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) in the areas of immunology, virology, pharmacology and TB testing, is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of scientific and technical areas. Demonstrated strong managerial experience. Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.). Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.