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 biological, biomedical, or chemical engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, materials science, engineered living materials, microbiology, or systems biology. Provide strategic assessments of novel scientific discoveries and emerging technologies for a larger client portfolio.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with research in synthetic biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, materials science, microbiology, or systems biology, 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

Additional Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with postdoctoral academic or industrial research
  • Experience with systems biology, including either the study of microorganisms or in biomedical applications
  • Experience with government contracting support
  • Experience in development of new start programs, source selection, and interactions with program performers at ARPA organizations
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including scientific writing skills
  • Active Secret clearance
  • PhD degree in Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Materials Science, Microbiology, or Systems Biology


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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