Synthetic Biology Consultant

Key Role:
Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment to assist with the technical program management of research and development (R&D) efforts. Draw on deep technical knowledge and subject matter expertise to advise clients in multiple areas, including molecular biology, synthetic biology, and astrobiology, with a particular focus on genome editing and cell engineering for extreme environments. Provide strategic assessments of novel scientific discoveries and emerging technologies for a larger client portfolio.
Basic Qualifications:
5 years of experience with research on molecular biology, synthetic biology, or astrobiology, including time as a graduate student
5 years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to display multiple first-author contributions to peer-reviewed papers or patents
Ability to explain and present complex scientific concepts to a broad audience
Ability to commute to Arlington, VA
Ability to obtain a security clearance
PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or Bioengineering required
Additional Qualifications:
2 years of experience with postdoctoral academic or industrial research
Experience with biosafety and biosecurity
Experience with science and technology policy
Possession of excellent scientific writing skills
Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
Active Secret clearance
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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