Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Lead) Job in Silver Spring, Maryland – Department of the Army



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Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Lead) – Silver Spring, Maryland
United States Army Futures Command, Department of the Army
Job ID: 410215
Start Date: 02/19/2021
End Date: 03/05/2021

Qualification Summary
Who May Apply: US Citizens WRAIR is participating in an alternative personnel system knows as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DE-04 pay band is equivalent to the GS-12 Step 01 to GS-13 Step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within the pay band equivalent, may not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the pay band will be accomplished through the pay for performance management system. In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Electronically planning, collecting, and storing laboratory data using Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS); 2) Preparing analytes for multiple platforms such as next-generation sequencing (NGS), DNA methylation, branched chain Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR),protein assays (ELISA etc) and Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR); and 3) Maintaining and calibrating analytical equipment, managing reagent and laboratory supply inventory. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DE-03/GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Biological Laboratory InvestigationScientific ResearchTechnical Competence

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