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Molecular Biologist-12

Government and Military

Biologist, Fishery


Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

This position supports a Federal contract which requires that all employees and job applicants hold a valid Green Card or US Citizenship at the time of application. Individual selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information.


This position will be responsible for performing non-research molecular testing to rapidly identify and characterize potential pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents. Ensures incoming biological samples are processed and triaged maintaining chain of custody. Performs and interprets a variety of specialized tests and strains, detection, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Prepares written and oral reports, answers questions, troubleshoot and makes recommendations to the supervisor for inclusion in comprehensive reports on test findings. Maintains and operates equipment including performing calibrations, adjustments, and to operate equipment and instruments properly and in a safe manner. Participates in cross training related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Additionally, will be responsible for maintaining knowledge and skills related to position and program and to carry out all procedures in accordance to proper handling and storage of various biological materials. Must be available 24/7/365 to respond in case of emergency. Rotating weekends and some holidays are required.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology, or related course work in biological sciences.
  • REQUIRES more than one year of recent postgraduate laboratory bench experience to include frequent and regular utilization of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, aseptic techniques, and biological assays.
  • Alternatively, at least four (4) years of equivalent biological laboratory bench experience is acceptable in lieu of degree.
  • BSL-2/3 experience is highly desirable.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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