NIWC - Undergraduate III (Senior) - Biological Sensing and Detection Support (Biosensing) Task No

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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NIWC - Undergraduate III (Senior) - Biological Sensing and Detection Support (Biosensing) Task No 71-083352

Req No: 2022-14871
Category: Other
Type: Student
Salary: $17.81 - $18.17 per hour
Close Date:

The purpose of this task is to explore sensing and detection methods to enable field-forward detection and monitoring of bacteria in natural environments. This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of biology (focus on environmental, microbiology, and molecular biology) for biological sensor test and evaluation research at the Naval Information Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (NIWC PAC). This work shall require use of both standardized and innovative laboratory-based test and evaluation procedures. The work shall be conducted in various chemical/biologic laboratories at NIWC PAC.

  • Conducting standardized and experimental sample characterization testing using
    standardized methods.
  • Assisting with the preparation of environmental and biological samples.
  • Sample characterization using optical measurements, molecular biology measurements,
    and biochemical assays.
  • Performing data analysis of characterization data using Microsoft Excel, image analysis
    and software processing (Bio-Applications, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), and
    other statistical packages.
  • Maintaining laboratory facilities (i.e. washing glassware, upkeep of laboratory
    equipment) and test organisms/cultures generated from the experiments of the
    environmental microbe sensing and characterization research.
  • Conducting relevant literature searches pertaining to the studies and participating in
    report preparation for the environmental microbe and sensing Characterization

Undergraduate Student 3: Must have course work in the discipline requested on the task order Statement of Work. The student must be at the Senior level and have experience in 100% of the task requirements and be able to accomplish 90% of the work independently.

  • Undergraduate Level 3 (Qualified Junior or Senior level) majoring in Biology or microbiology (preferred focus on Environmental or General Microbiology) with applicable level of on the job and/or course work experience.

Required Course Work:
  • Microbiology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology

  • Experience with modern and classical approaches for cultivation of
    different groups of microorganisms.
  • Experience with analytical tools including Highperformance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), Raman spectroscopy, quantitative polymerase chain reaction
    (QPCR), Cloning and transfection, flow cytometry.
  • Gene-expression experience.
  • Experience with microbial physiology.
  • Experience working with pathogenic and semi pathogenic microbes.
  • Familiarity with computers and data processing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • This position will require the employee to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify
  • This is a student position and is limited to working 20 hours per week
  • This position will remain open until filled
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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