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 helping 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.

Our team of scientists provides 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 biological engineering, biological detection, or bioinformatics, to help us advise our government clients and 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:

  • 4+ years of experience performing or managing interdisciplinary bio-focused research

  • 3+ years of experience in biological research

  • 3+ years of experience in program management and its associated processes and toolsets

  • Experience in biological engineering, biological detection, or bioinformatics

  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

  • Master's degree in a Biological Science field

Nice If You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in biological sciences, including bioinformatics, biological detection technologies, synthetic biology, and molecular biology

  • Experience with risk matrices and budgets

  • Experience leading and managing teams in two in more biological disciplines, such as synthetic biology, biological detection techniques, or bioinformatics

  • Ability to provide 2+ publications in peer-reviewed journals as first or last author


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

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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