Research Biologist

The Challenge:

What if you could use your biological engineering, biological detection, or bioinformatics background to transform high-risk, high-reward scientific research programs? As a biologist, you understand the power behind complex systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to help shape and guide advanced research programs for the intelligence community. We’re looking for expertise in biological engineering, biological detection, or bioinformatics to help government program managers run successful research programs ensuring the capability to meet the biointelligence and biosecurity threats of the 21st century.

Our team of scientists provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage. That’s why we need you, a biologist, who specializes in biology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or analytical biology, to help us advise our government clients work with research partners that come from Academia, other research institutions, and private industry. You’ll work hand in hand with the government program manager to deliver technical support and expertise on new concepts beyond the program but integral to the program’s success. We’ll look to you to share your expertise through leadership and mentoring junior staff. Join us and take on exciting challenges in the intelligence community.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience in biodefense, synthetic biology, analytical instrumentation, molecular biology, fieldwork, sample collection, or bioinformatics

  • 3+ years of experience in project management and project management principles for government research and development programs

  • Knowledge of biodefense, biointelligence, or biosecurity components

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, or Analytical Biology

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience supporting or working within an Advanced Research or lower technology readiness level USG component driving biological research and development

  • Experience supporting the Intelligence Community or Defense communities

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Master's degree in

  • Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, or Analytical Biology or a closely related field preferred; Doctorate degree in Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, or Analytical Biology or a closely related field a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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