Full-time Job Title Toxicologist/SME Job Description
The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s Aeromedical Research Department (USAFSAM/RHMO). The Aeromedical Research Division is an international center for research and technology evaluation in hazard mitigation, public health, contingency operations, performance enhancement, human systems integration, and clinical aerospace medicine disciplines, including aeromedical evacuation. Aeromedical Research Division provides research and consultative capability for aeromedical, chemical, biological, and radiological health hazard needs. The Force Health Protection Research Thrust Area supports Air Force Medical Service research interests by creating high-performance, integrated systems for individualized, operations-enhancing health protection.
*This Position Is Contingent upon Contract Award*
The Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Toxicologist will serve as a consultant to the aeromedical community in research efforts associated with sensing occupational exposures, determining the effects of these exposures on the health and performance of airmen, and discovering methods to prevent/mitigate any harmful exposures. Inform the best practices of the Air Force with research findings through presentations, publications and training curriculum refreshment of current practices. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Serve as an investigator for proposed research and support other projects that align with their expertise.
Design new technologies and protocols, as well as coordinate and prepare new research funding applications with different potential funding agencies, such as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), to expand the research spectrum of the Force Health Protection Research Thrust Area.
Maintain knowledge of Biologically Based Simulation methods being developed on a number of different platforms in the academic and commercial realm, in order to provide a source of internal expertise to implement the latest computer simulation approaches.
Maintain detailed knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. Through continuous review of the literature, and contact with external experts and DoD peers in the field, the contractor shall keep the most current understanding of the field of mathematical simulation of Biological systems.
Represent the division across core research areas in matters of toxicology cross- cutting science and foster collaborative relationships within the directorate scientific community.
Provide major contributions to scientific literature and conferences, and report research project results in the form of peer-reviewed publications, technical reports and internal review documents.
Present research results yearly at national and international scientific meetings in the field of toxicology, chemical and biological warfare effects researcher.
Serve as an in-house and external consultant. By maintaining collaborative research contacts with external research laboratories, and participating in annual international meetings, also shall maintain continuous, up-to-date knowledge of the various required research fields, in order to operate as an "internal" expert to the Aeromedical Research Division.
Coordinate the development of patent applications, if applicable.
Master's degree in chemical engineering, biology, bioengineering, or other technical degree deemed acceptable
4 years' experience in research and/or evaluating human risks.
Prior experience in hypoxia studies and flow cytometry is desired
Demonstrated ability to design and apply Biological Based Simulation models to predict the exposure effects of nerve and biochemical warfare agents conducting this work as part of an integrated research effort involving multiple DoD laboratories (Air Force, Army, Navy), and maintain and expand the present multi-service DoD laboratory collaborations in an effort to secure these present research collaborations as well as grow Force Health Protection Research Thrust Area's research interests.
Possess excellent communication skills and have experience writing proposals and scientific papers.
Must be able to travel as required
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Location Wright Patterson AFB - Dayton, OH US (Primary)
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