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Technical Manager (Laboratory Technician V), Fort Detrick, MD (ID#14927)

Technical Manager (Laboratory Technician V)
Fort Detrick, MD (ID#14927)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The core mission of our client, the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), is to protect the warfighter from biological threats.  Additionally USAMRIID investigates disease outbreaks and threats to public health.  Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions, therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics and information that benefit both military personnel and civilians.  USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. 

We are seeking a Technical Manager (Laboratory Technician V) for the Unified Culture Collection (UCC) laboratory.  This individual will provide technical laboratory support in the tasks of maintaining ISO Standard 17034 accredited microbial reference materials.  This includes, but is not limited to, strain accession, production, characterization, inventory management and distribution activities. 


  • Obtain and maintain an active SECRET security clearance
  • Provide expert technical guidance
  • Conduct all UCC procedures in support of the UCC processes in an accredited environment
  • Review, modify or create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Maintenance of a microbial culture collection of over 1200 strains
  • Distribute cultures to external customers
  • Assist the UCC Deputy Laboratory Director/Principal Investigator with process improvement activities. 
  • Present work at scientific meetings approximately 2-3 times per year
  • Maintain a safe and secure accredited laboratory environment
  • Ability to identify and characterize cultures to support the reference material collection
  • Travel may be required in support of the mission or to present scientific research
  • Hold and maintain Biosurety Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) status
  • Safely work in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories



  • This position will have supervisory authority which may include:
    • Coordination, organization & prioritization of activities performed by the laboratory staff
    • Oversight of activities performed by the technical staff



  • MS degree is preferred
  • Previous benchtop lab experience
  • Experience with some of these technologies or techniques: Applied Biosystems 7500, Light Cycler real time PCR analysis, Vitek and Biolog phenotype microarray analysis,  MiSeq (or equivalent) next generation sequencing, 3500 Genetic Analyzer (or equivalent) sequencing
  • Familiarity with biocontainment procedures and Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) regulations
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and standards


  • Maintain accountability
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Articulate and confident
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Foster a good work environment
  • Excellent written and  oral communication skills
  • Must be a US Citizen



Work conducted in a climate-controlled space: office, BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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