Junior Scientist with Security Clearance



JRAD is seeking candidates for a Junior Scientist position providing full time onsite support at
the Plum Island Animal Disease Center located on Plum Island, NY. Roles/Responsibilities: Laboratory Work: Support the operation of an on-island mobile laboratory for provision of independent
third-party verification/validation testing of biological and chemical indicators (SCBIs, spore
strips, integrators
Receive and process biological and chemical indicators as part of facility-scale
decontamination activities
Conduct viability assessments, authentication, and characterization procedures for biological
Prepare and propagate various biological materials under aseptic conditions
Perform validation work and other tasks within containment areas as required
Data Management:
Accurately record experimental data in digitized data management systems
Translate data from notebooks and batch records into advanced databases
Support data integration and management
Assist in technology transfer between different data systems
Equipment and Safety:
Monitor laboratory equipment and report any issues to ensure proper functioning
Adhere to all laboratory safety procedures, including the proper handling of chemicals and
biological materials
Collaboration and Communication:
Work collaboratively with scientists, biorepository personnel, and contractor teams across
multiple federal agencies
Communicate and coordinate with project stakeholders to ensure successful project
Required Skills and Education:
Bachelor’s degree
3+ years of experience as a laboratory scientist
Strong understanding of aseptic techniques
Good working knowledge of biosafety
Due to biosecurity requirements, employees may not own or work with cloven-hoofed
animals, rabbits, pigs, or chickens
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability
When you work for JRAD you will never be just a number. We put people before profits!
JRAD is committed to the health and well-being of its employees. We offer more paid time off than
the average company upon hire and the following benefits are available to all full-time employees:
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts for unreimbursed medical & dependent day care
• Disability Insurance
• 401K Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement
JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
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