Bennett Aerospace

Research Scientist VII

Job Locations US-MS-Vicksburg
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/13/2021 4:09 PM)
ID
2021-2207
# of Openings
1
Category
Science/Research

Overview

About Us:

 

Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in Raleigh, 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.

 

 

Job Description:

 

Bennett AerospaceInc. has an 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 Laboratory (EL) in execution of its mission in Vicksburg, MS. 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. The candidate will provide a monthly status report in support. A quarterly report will include detailed status of subtask accomplishments including problems encountered. A final report will be due at the end of the project to include research notes, results of experiments, methodology, data results, and data analysis. A scientific journal is due at the end of the experiment. The candidate will ensure all data provided is defensible for peer review and indicate a successful experiment.

Responsibilities

Key duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Harvesting samples needed for further genetic/genomic testing and perform microscopic analysis of the collected samples for fluorescence detection and imaging. 
  • Extracting RNA and/or DNA from tissues and conduct quality control analysis using nano-spectrophotometer and micro-capillary gel electrophoresis assessments. 
  • Performing various molecular biology procedures supporting gene expression analysis including: (1) polymerase chain reaction (PCR), (2) cDNA library preparation, (3) DNA / cDNA sequencing, (4) microarray hybridizations, and (4) quantitative reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-qPCR).  
  • Providing primary analysis of data generated from the various assays described above including basic quality control assessments, results consolidation, and basic statistical analysis of results. 
  • Providing an organized archive of all data and laboratory notes generated during execution of laboratory experiments and tests.
  • Harvesting samples needed for further genetic/genomic testing and design novel recombinant DNA constructs. 
  • Extract RNA and/or DNA from tissues and conduct quality control analysis using nano-spectrophotometer and micro-capillary gel electrophoresis assessments. 
  • Performing various molecular biology procedures for developing novel biotechnologies including paper-based RNA-toehold biosensors, gene silencing agents and therapeutic peptides.   
  • Providing primary analysis of data generated from the various assays described above including basic quality control assessments, results consolidation, and basic statistical analysis of results. 
  • Providing an organized archive of all data and laboratory notes generated during execution of laboratory experiments and tests.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 

  • Master’s degree at a minimum with 5-10 years of experience and education in molecular biology, bioengineering or other relevant disciplines.

Preferred Training and Experience:

 

  • Laboratory Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Handling of Explosives
  • Explosives Safety
  • Handling of Radioactive Materials
  • Radiation Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • NIH Based Laboratory Safety Training

 

Abilities and Skills:

 

  • Able to work with diverse technical and administrative teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at improving overall program success.
  • Must be articulate, adaptable, and able to work with a variety of research professionals in academia, government, and industry.
  • Strong intellectual interest in scientific and engineering disciplines;
  • Exceptionally Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Able to initiate open discussion with internal and external customers to understand and troubleshoot problems; and
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and e-mail software. Expert in spreadsheet development, manipulation, and management.

 

Travel Requirements:

 

  • Local and Non-local travel to attend meetings within the government and with project stakeholders may be required

 

Medical Screening Requirements:

 

Must be able to complete the following in connection with the job duties and responsibilities:

 

 

  • SMA 21 screen and evaluation
  • CBC with Differential screen and evaluation
  • Auditory evaluation
  • Complete ophthalmologic exam
  • Animal Care Use Program Medical Questionnaire
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Security Requirements:

 

  • Must be able to pass a background security screening
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • If non-citizen, must have the proper work documentation OPT-1, H1B, etc. to show authorization to work in the United States

 

Compensation:

 

  • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available

 

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Veteran/ Disabled

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