Biodetection Laboratory Scientist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


SAIC is seeking experienced personnel for a contingent position with the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Operations Support Directorate (OSD) program to provide administrative, programmatic, training and exercise, medical operations, and information coordination services to in order to enhance the nation’s abilities to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using weapons of mass destruction and support operational partners in closing capability gaps along adversary pathways. 

Responsibilities: Performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of major programs or system development. Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements in the subject-matter area for complex systems. Supports planning activities for multicenter studies, and short term testing activities to resolve technical issues. Coordinates technical consultation requests and tracks to satisfactory outcomes. 

Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations for proper implementation of programs and systems.

At SAIC the Scientist Principal:
Reviews and analyzes data from research studies, develops reports and conclusions based on those data, makes recommendations regarding areas of investigation needed in specific research program areas, develops program and product development plans to accomplish specific research/product goals, etc., and critiques/evaluates individual research projects and overall research programs. Scientists may have subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, biology, molecular biology, ecology, veterinary science, environmental science, medicinal chemistry, genomics, bioinformatics, bacteriology, stem cell research, agronomy, agriculture and agricultural sciences, etc. These scientists will use advanced data reporting techniques, mathematics and statistics in order to conduct and report their research.

Employees may be authorized to telework in support of this effort.


Masters or Doctorate degree in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or related field. 
Must have 10 years of experience in laboratory based science generating analytical results from testing of clinical or environmental samples. 
Must have at minimum, an active Secret clearance.
Must be a US Citizen.

Travel may be required.
Prior DHS contractor fitness (suitability) authorization determination. 
Prior DHS experience including any DHS components or HQ Directorates, especially DHS CWMD.