General Dynamics Information Technology In Vivo Research Technician in Silver Spring, Maryland

Job Description

GDIT is seeking anIn Vivo Research Technicianto support the mission of the Experimental Therapeutics (ET) Branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The mission of the WRAIR Branch of Experimental Therapeutics is to discover and develop new pharmaceutical agents to protect military members from death, disease, and injury. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide in vivo support forin vivoready compounds.

  • Acquire all needed training for ALAC accreditation as an animal handler as well as entry onto an IACUC approved animal protocol.

  • Carry outin vivostudies on IACUC approved protocols to include: anti-microbial infections/inoculations (using multiple routes of administration, such as inter-peritoneal (IP), orally (PO), and intra-muscularly (IM)), treatment, animal husbandry, data collection, and data analysis.

  • Prepare drug formulations to the specifications of the IACUC approved protocols.

  • Establish and maintain searchable database containing salient characteristics of cryopreserved samples including location in the cryobank.

  • Analyze and summarize experimental data for reports and presentations and publications

  • Assist with the preparation of IACUC protocols and amendments as required.

  • Ensure all equipment within the laboratory are maintained and serviced as required.

  • Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to applicable safety regulations in a BSL1 and/or 2 laboratory.

  • Attend and present at relevant national scientific conferences, if required by Department of Discovery.


  • Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline.


  • 0-2 years of related experience in scientific research.

Knowledge Base:

  • Support, perform, and maintain all aspects of the in vivo anti-microbial models for rodents.

  • Collect blood samples and perform clinical observations in the animal models.

  • Analyze and summarize experimental data from the imaging system for reports, publications, and presentations.

  • Assist in the preparation of IACUC protocols and amendments as required.

  • Compile data into a suitable format for upload into the LIMS.

  • Ensure that all lab equipment is maintained and serviced as required.

Physical Capabilities:

  • Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of BSL2 level infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens. Work will require the ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity.

Work environment:

  • BSL1 and/or BSL2 laboratory and animal BSL 1 and/or BSL2 laboratory. Potential exposure to infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens. Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Will also work in an office setting.

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.


Requisition ID2018-44445

of Openings3

Job FunctionScience and Engineering

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time