San Antonio, Texas

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA TX Lackland AFB - Lackland AFB (TXC010)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ103327

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Job Description:

GDIT's Military Health Team is hiring a Laboratory Manager (translational research) in support of the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW). The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

The 59th MDW advises and conducts clinical and translational research on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the Air Expeditionary Force and the health of Air Force (AF) personnel and beneficiaries. In order to support the required research, ST offices conduct translational research in the areas of emergency medical care, combat casualty care, force health protection, restorative medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine and specialty centers.

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What You'll Be Doing:
  • Provide research-related recommendations and support to Principal investigators.
  • Oversee day-to-day laboratory operations pertaining to sample analyses and equipment maintenance.
  • Train technicians to use equipment and properly maintain training files.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Provide recommended changes to protocols and Standard Operating Procedures to include Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Provide additional functions incidental to research activities.
  • Assist, coordinate, and support laboratory and animal research work activities between Research Scientist, laboratory staff, animal care staff, and research technicians and ensure there is adequate equipment and consumables to support all projects.
  • Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping.
  • Conduct daily and weekly inspections or areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable standards.
  • Coordinating animal procurement and shipping procedures.
  • Assist, conduct, and support surgical procedures, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping, insuring specific pathogen free techniques, as applicable.
  • May require occasional weekend and evening hours.

What You'll Need (required):
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a closely related field AND 5+ years of relevant experience OR Associate's degree in biological sciences AND 10+ years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • 5 + years of experience with increased responsibilities that are directly related to the assigned biological laboratory and/or conducting small/large animal surgeries (swine) and/or coordinating laboratory needs including scheduling, supplies and personnel for surgeries.
  • 2+ years of experience leading and/or supervising laboratory personnel and activities.
  • Proven expertise in working with biological specimens and animal tissue.
  • Willing to successfully complete AALAS accreditation training for working with laboratory animals shortly after being hired.
  • IATA training must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire.
  • Must successfully complete CITI training and remain current..
  • Working knowledge of computing equipment to include physiological data acquisition and analysis.
  • US citizensh with the ability to pass a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):
  • Masters degree, highly preferred.

  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Full-flex work week


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Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:
USA TX Lackland AFB

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.


San Antonio, Texas

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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