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Research Assistant I

at General Dynamics Information Technology

Posted: 8/11/2019
Job Reference #: 54630
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  • Job LocationUSA-TX-Ft Sam Houston
    Requisition ID
    2019-54630
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Function
    Science and Engineering
    Security Clearance Level
    None
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
  • Job Description

    General Dynamics Health Solutions Division is currently looking for a dedicated Research Assistant to support the Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, Texas.

    This position will support research to evaluate a novel resuscitation fluid adjunct for improvements in survival, metabolic, coagulation, inflammatory, and organ injury outcomes in a large animal model of hemorrhagic shock and prolonged field care hypotensive resuscitation with subsequent simulated hospital care including whole blood transfusion. The study entails simple surgical procedures, extensive monitoring, blood sample and tissue specimen collection for analyses utilizing a variety of molecular techniques and analyzers, and data acquisition, organization, and presentation.

    Responsibilities: Under supervision of the PI, optimize and execute laboratory assays for studies evaluating a novel therapeutic in the field of hemorrhagic shock and prolonged hypotensive resuscitation; Acquire, organize, and analyze data from experiments involving in vitro and in vivo models; Assist in preparation of protocols, technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations; Present data summaries at project meetings; Perform general laboratory support tasks such as: maintaining clear and accurate laboratory records and inventories, routine biosafety procedures to maintain compliance with established laboratory safety rules and regulations, preparing SOPs and purchase orders and contracts, and maintaining supply inventory.

    Education

    AS with 1+years of laboratory experience

    BS Preferred

    Qualifications

    • Must be a US Citizen
    • Performs diagnostic procedures utilizing a background in anatomy, physiology, or instrumentation to provide technical information to aid the researcher.
    • Demonstrate and maintain technical skills needed to perform ultrasound procedures on the large animal models and may include abdominal, cardiac, Doppler use.

    • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy and physiology

    • Experience with in vivo animal models and comfortable handling both large and small animals (ex. rodents, swine)

    • Experience with and/or ability to quickly learn operation of various analyzers, instruments, and data acquisition modalities (e.g. blood/plasma sample analyzers, ultrasound imaging devices, etc.)

    • Basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. protein/RNA/DNA isolation/extraction, ELISA, SDS and agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, and real-time RT-PCR)

    • Ability to make and record detailed observations and troubleshoot technical procedures

    • Ability to perform basic statistics and mathematical calculations

    • Experience in using MSWord, MSPowerPoint, MSExcel spreadsheets, and graphing software such as GraphPad Prism or SigmaPlot

    • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting with a team of scientists

    • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule which may occasionally include evening or weekend shifts

      Employee must be able to lift/move up to 20 pounds

    For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.

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