The MITRE Corporation

Senior Molecular Biologist


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Job Responsibilities (Required):

  • Search and synthesize primary scientific literature.
  • Communicate literature findings in both written and verbal forms to team members.
  • Analyze variants of epitopes/antigens from pathogens at both genetic and 3D macromolecular level.
  • Evaluate host molecular response to biological, chemical, and toxin exposure.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications (Required)

  • Experience summarizing literature or conducting environmental scan/review of literature
  • Familiarity with molecular processes involved in medical countermeasures mechanisms of action
  • Ability to identify trends, themes, bottlenecks, or key observations from literature reviews and summarize for technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications (Optional):

  • PhD or MS in molecular biology, microbiology, immunology or related field
  • Experience with government programs in biodefense and medical countermeasure (small molecules, monoclonal antibodies, and vaccines) development

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

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Job Type : Full-Time
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