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Laboratory Manager


Development Manager



Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Laboratory Manager to support biological research at the Biological Defense Research Directorate (BDRD) within the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Frederick, MD. The BDRD within NMRC facilitates biological research for the rapid detection of infectious diseases of global importance and the enhancement of global disease surveillance for early pathogen detection and response.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Perform laboratory research projects including collection and organization of data.

  • Manage a BSL-2/BSL-3 laboratory, including training of other scientists, technicians, and support personnel.

  • Write standard operating procedures/risk assessments.

  • Manage all aspects of equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.

  • Perform market research and sole source justifications for laboratory equipment and supplies.

  • Understand BSL-2/BSL-3 facility requirements and managing BSAT inventory.

  • Develop improved protocols for wet lab processes associated with high throughput characterization.

  • Develop technical reports, summaries, and protocols.

  • Present data at national and international conferences, symposia or meetings.

  • Maintain clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks; record detailed observations about experiments.

  • Maintain compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures.

  • Provide quality control, trouble shooting and maintenance of specialized reagents and equipment.

  • Maintain supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.

  • Work is to be performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday - Friday 0800 to 1630.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master of Science in a related discipline, or Bachelor of Science with extensive experience. Minimum Experience required: minimum of 5 years practical experience conducting microbiology/molecular biology techniques in a BSL-2 or BSL-3 laboratory.

  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.

  • Must have good communication and analytical skills and the ability to meet project deadlines.

  • Requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of various chemicals

  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a military medical research laboratory.

  • Significant wet lab experience with infectious disease protocols is highly desired.

Naval Health East - NHE

Pay Range:Pay Range $46,150.00 - $71,000.00 - $95,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.