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Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an *immediate* opening for a highly motivated and experienced Research Scientist VII to support the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Environmental Processes Branch (EP-P) Microbiology team in execution of its mission in execution of its mission in Vicksburg, MS.
The successful candidate shall provide all labor and expertise needed to plan and conduct laboratory studies utilizing molecular microbiology and genomic approaches combined with traditional microbial and analytical biochemical approaches to manipulate and engineer non-model microbial systems that are of environmental significance. The objective of the requirements is to determine the environmental fate of microbial synthetic biology constructs. The candidate will accomplish the required tasks by:
1) measuring the physiological/metabolic cost to the host microorganism carrying a synthetic construct when present in a phage genome, on a plasmid or the host genome;
2) determining the stability of the construct in the host microorganism and when present as free DNA in environmental samples;
3) determining the likelihood for transfer of the construct to other microbial species by mechanisms of transduction (phage), transformation (DNA), or conjugation (plasmid); and
4) measure the effects of the microorganism with the synthetic construct on the microbial diversity and activity of soil, wastewater, or groundwater communities.
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Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned
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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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