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GAP Solutions Inc Part-Time Scientist (Formulation) in Bethesda, Maryland

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS PART-TIME, 20 HOURS PER WEEK.

Position Objective: Provide services as a Scientist in support of the overall functions of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design fit-for-purpose formulation and stability studies and lead execution of those studies.

  • Execute studies for the evaluation and development of stable formulations for the vaccine candidates at VRC, including the following subtasks:

o Generate samples for analysis using standard laboratory techniques (buffer prep, dialysis, dilution, etc.)

o Analyze samples employing spectroscopic, calorimetric and other instrumentation.

o Design studies in collaboration with team members.

o Analyze, collate and interpret data in collaboration with team members.

  • Develop and execute assays for biological product characterization, formulation development and stability testing of recombinant protein-based vaccines, proteinaceous nanoparticles, and virus-like particles.

  • Provide technical guidance and training to formulation team members.

  • Present data in small group, department and conference settings.

  • Coordinate and execute routine maintenance and troubleshooting (problem diagnosis and repair) for laboratory instrumentation, including spectrometers, calorimeters, particle characterization and robotics systems.

  • Write and review technical reports and protocols documenting formulation, stability and method development studies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.

  • Minimum 2 years experience in vaccine formulation in an industry setting.

  • Experience with data analysis software.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of the protein chemistry; understanding of biophysical and bioanalytical properties of proteins and biologics a plus.

  • Experience with biologic stability and/or forced degradation studies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff

  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job us at recruiting@gapsi.com. You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.

GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Requisition ID: 4086

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