General Dynamics Information Technology Bioanalytical Research Scientist in Silver Spring, Maryland

Job Description

General Dynamics Health Solutions is seeking an experienced Bioanalytical Research Scientist in support of the mission of the Experimental Therapeutics (ET) Branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The mission of the Branch is to discover and develop new pharmaceutical agents to protect military members from death, disease, and injury. The Branch is the nation’s primary developer of new drugs to prevent and/or treat malaria and leishmaniasis. This position will support the Department of Drug Development in its mission to plan, coordinate, and execute basic and advanced research into the design, synthesis and development of novel chemical entities to inhibit, combat or otherwise treat specific biological threats to the warfighter. As part of this mission, the department also performs in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies on the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicology of candidate antiparasitic and antibacterial drugs.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conduct metabolite identification and degradation studies using high resolution Mass Spectrometers.

  • Conduct non-standard studies utilizing MALDI, REIMS, and other ionization techniques, as required based on project needs.

  • Assist in the development, SOP preparation, and training of junior lab members for new assays as requested.

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and manuscripts based on original research conducted in the laboratory, and present findings at scientific meetings.

  • Prepare biological samples for analysis using methods to include tissue homogenization, blood spot filter puncture, and solvent extraction.

  • Assist in the performance of standard laboratory assays as requested, in accordance with priorities determined by lab management.

  • Assist in chemical and supply inventories and laboratory organization as requested.

  • Operate TECAN robotic and LC-UV-MS systems, and analyze results.

  • Maintain appropriate data records and QC data for incorporation into LIMs database.

  • Work will be performed in a laboratory and office environment and may require occasional evening and weekend work.


Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline.


2-5 years of related experience in scientific research.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.



Requisition ID 2018-39090

of Openings 1

Job Location USA-MD-Silver Spring

Job Function Science and Engineering

Security Clearance Level None

Full/Part Time Full Time