Surge Support Staff in Tampa, FL at PAE

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Surge Support Staff

PAE National Security Solutions is actively seeking applicants for Surge Support Staff

Position Location: Tampa, FL

PAE Position Description:  The Surge Support Staff shall perform, at a minimum, the following tasks and responsibilities in accordance with standard operating procedures:

Must be able to obtain/maintain a DHS Suitability security clearance

* Handling, receipt, and processing of operational, Quality Assurance, and/or special event samples potentially containing biological threat agents;

* Performing non-research biological science work utilizing microbiological and molecular techniques, which currently includes DNA extraction and real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) to identify and characterize pathogenic bacterial and viral agents (analytical methods and technologies may change over the life of the contract);

* Preparing reagents and samples;

* Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP);

* Decontamination of workspaces, including Biological safety cabinets, hoods/air boxes, equipment, and other items associated with processing and analysis activities;

* Maintaining chain-of-custody (CoC);

* Interpretation of results;

* Data entry utilizing computerized or computer-linked systems;

* Performing routine equipment calibration, cleaning, assembly, and maintenance;

* Collecting, processing, and analyzing internal laboratory swipes/swabs for Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) and contamination monitoring;

* Proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste;

* Restocking and maintaining proper inventory of necessary supplies;

* Adhering to QA/QC requirements in accordance with the Public Health Laboratory quality management systems and the BioWatch Laboratory Operations Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP);

* Maintaining documentation of records demonstrating compliance with applicable training/retraining, competencies, and document reviews;

* Proper archiving and storage of samples;

* Must be available to report to the lab 24/7/365 in case of emergency.  Holiday and weekend work are required.

Position Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

•  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology, or related course work in biological sciences, and at least one (1) year of prior applicable laboratory bench experience required outside of an academic environment, utilizing PCR, aseptic techniques, and biological assays.

•  Biological Safety Level (BSL)-3 experience is desirable.                        

Desired Qualifications

•  Must be previously approved by the Public Health Laboratory and/or BioWatch Laboratory Lead to perform this work

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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