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GDIT is seeking a Senior Research Scientist in support of the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department (VRDD) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, MD. The VRDD conducts basic through advanced research to support the detection, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases of military significance.
The VRDD continues to develop Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified laboratory assays to diagnose infectious diseases in the pre-symptomatic thru covalent stages of disease. This is accomplished with basic through advanced research in host and pathogen biomarker, antigen, antibody, and DNA approaches to help guide the decisions of patients, health care providers, and operational commanders to prevent, reduce, treat, and ameliorate the impact of infectious diseases. The VRDD also develops novel research assays to assess host and pathogen pathways of infection and disease progression to guide the development of vaccines, therapeutics, clinical diagnostics, and detection assays. Human clinical trials are conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostic assays in both research settings and endemic areas of disease with the goal of achieving FDA licensure (BLA/NDA) or CLIP/CLIA certification. The VRDD also conducts surveillance and epidemiological research to identify pathogens and vectors of disease that could impact the warfighter during periods of training, deployment, medical care, and in combat environments. A component of the disease detection and surveillance program is providing the ability to respond to new and emerging infectious diseases that threaten the warfighter as required by collaborating research organizations, operational commanders and other interested parties.
The VRDD has a need to facilitate innovative research to advance the protection and treatment of the warfighter from infectious diseases – in particular, advances are sought in biotechnology that develop current and radically new capabilities that not only improve warfighter performance and unit combat effectiveness, but also could provide a benefit to the general public.
This position would support the following tasks associated with Therapeutic Development:
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