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Scientist 1, Microbiology Development
Ref No.: 18-10636
Location: Sparks, Maryland

Responsible for performing basic and applied research to provide innovative solutions for internal and customer funded projects. Demonstrates basic knowledge of respective scientific discipline and standard scientific method and techniques. Under supervision applies scientific knowledge and skills within respective discipline to assigned work. Supports innovative process by performing literature and patent searches. Participates in brainstorming. Be responsive to customer requests and commitments within a reasonable timeframe. Ability to work with colleagues and multiple clients in a professional and organized manner, and interact effectively with a variety of people from different nationalities, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and educational levels. Ability to organize and prioritize work with limited guidance and to manage projects in a timely and effective manner. Ability to reorganize and reschedule work on short notice in order to meet revised client deadlines. Should be able to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw valid scientific conclusions, and propose solutions or corrective actions. Typically is a college / university graduate or has equivalent experience. Has basic knowledge of theories, practices and procedures in a job family or skill. Applies knowledge and skills to complete own work. Depends on others for instruction, guidance and direction. Develops competence in own area by performing routine work.