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General Dynamics Information Technology Research Assistant in Silver Spring, Maryland

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: NACLC (T3)

Job Family: Research

GDIT in seeking a Research Assistant II in support of the Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD). The mission of the NMRC IDD is to research and develop countermeasures to protect Navy and Marine Corps personnel against infectious agents of military importance.

This position would provide support to the NMRC IDD Wound Infections Department by carrying out laboratory research procedures for working with multidrug resistant bacteria causing traumatic wound infections. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced bacteriology and immunology procedures to include pipetting, bacteriology isolation techniques, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques.

  • Assist with small and large animal experimental procedures in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approved protocols.

  • Assist with research experiments, procedures, tests and compile results for principal investigators.

  • Independently provide solutions to experimental questions and objectives.

  • Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.

  • Create written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and conference presentations.

  • Perform required quality control procedures for every test done and keeps a record in the designated logbook or worksheet.

  • Present posters and attends conferences on behalf of the department at both internal and external research opportunities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • BS in Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field

  • 2+ years of experience in a Laboratory environment – long periods of standing, handle variety of chemicals

  • 2+ years of experience in an Animal research environment – animal handling responsibilities

  • Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices

  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and laboratory safety procedures

  • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphic and email software

  • Skilled in the use of aseptic techniques

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation


  • Ability to plan and prioritize work

  • Ability to pipette, use microscopes, and perform staining procedures

  • Ability to identify and distinguish different colors

  • Ability to correctly transcribe laboratory results

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures

  • Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff

  • Knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal.


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.