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Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives. Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.
Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an opening for a highly motivated Research Scientist to support the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Environmental Laboratory (EL), Environmental Processes Branch (EP-P) Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Team (EGSB) in execution of its mission.
The successful candidate will shall provide technical support and research to conduct genomic, genetic and molecular biology studies related to specific environmental problems. Because much, though not all, of studies executed by this research group incorporate molecular genomic techniques and concepts, the ability to work with DNA and RNA from diverse sources including multiple animal and plant species; conduct DNA/RNA sequence data processing; and execute standard molecular biology techniques will be essential skills for contractors involved in laboratory operations. Given the requirement of advanced laboratory techniques and the need for execution of complex research and development tasks, we have the need for the following experience: (1) a MS degree with experience in the molecular biological processes involved in RNA fixation, RNA quantity / quality assessment, DNA fixation DNA quality / quantity assessment, genomics, gene expression assays, cDNA library preparation, next-generation nucleic acid sequencing, transfection procedures, molecular cloning, gene-target identification, enzyme quantification assays, various cell-free and in vitro assays, PCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, and additional genomics-related techniques.
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About the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC):
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the premier engineering and scientific research organizations in the world. As the research organization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC conducts R&D in support of the Soldier, military installations, and civil works projects (water resources, environmental missions, etc.) as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industry through innovative work agreements. ERDC research is developing innovative solutions for a safer, better world.
ERDC labs collaborate to address R&D in four major areas: Military Engineering; Geospatial Research and Engineering; Environmental Quality/Installations; and Civil Works/Water Resources. ERDC has seven laboratories in four states: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Ill.; Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H.; Topographic Engineering Center in Alexandria, Va.; and the Coastal and Hydraulics, Geotechnical and Structures, Environmental, and Information Technology Laboratories in Vicksburg, Miss. ERDC has a staff of approximately 2,500 federal employees and contractors, and an annual research program exceeding $1.1 billion.
ERDC R&D focuses on five primary technical areas to support the Army and the Corps:
ERDC manages five major Department of Defense Supercomputer Resource Centers and hosts one of the centers at its Vicksburg site. ERDC supercomputers are some of the most powerful and fastest in the world, with a capability of 1.3 quadrillion calculations per second (this capability will be enhanced to 3.5 quadrillion in June 2015). Other unique and world-class facilities include the world’s most powerful centrifuge, blast effects facilities, physical models of river and coastal projects, endangered species laboratories, heavy vehicle simulators, hazardous waste research laboratories, frost and ice engineering facilities, and an 1800-foot coastal research pier.
Even with state-of-the art facilities and cutting edge technologies, ERDC’s most impressive asset is its people – the expertise and education of its research team allows ERDC to provide solutions to our nation’s most complex challenges. The ERDC staff includes more than 1,020 engineers and scientists, many with advanced degrees (32% hold doctorates and 45% hold master’s degrees). ERDC outreach and partnering efforts result in numerous cooperative R&D agreements engaging leading experts from academia, private industry, and other agencies.
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