Biologist – HHS/ASPR/BARDA

  • Full Time
  • Washington DC
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, located in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Serves as an advisor and point of contact reporting to the Division Director on all critical aspects of the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.
  • Maintains an integrated system of financial staff services which includes acquisition, budgeting and management-financial reporting.
  • Serves as Project Officer and is responsible primarily for program management, administration, and evaluation of advanced development, and acquisition of particular medical countermeasures as assigned by senior leadership of BARDA.
  • Provides scientific and program management expertise in identifying, addressing, and coordinating biodefense research initiatives relevant to development of assigned vaccine, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threat or other medical countermeasures including, where pertinent, novel means for countermeasures.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.
Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A or B):
A. Possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (You must submit transcripts.)
B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (You must submit transcripts.)
Specialized Experience:
GS-13: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:
  • Responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear outbreaks;
  • Monitoring work and/or contractor performance;
  • Reviewing acquisition materials (i.e. statements of work (SOW), sole justifications, cost estimates or other documentations) in support of acquisition requests for goods and services; and
  • Evaluating scientific policies related to vaccine or other medical countermeasures.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
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