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Job Title Biosurveillance Scientist
Requirement ID 673177
Location Washington,  DC 22201
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Be a part of a mission that will ensure that local communities are adequately equipped (risk awareness, technology requirements, decision-support tools, protocols, and best practices) to take action with speed, skill, and effectiveness during a high consequence chemical incident. In order to accomplish this, the program’s efforts are directed towards integrating risk assessments and detection capabilities into community preparedness, developing response protocols, and defining best practices.
The mission is to enable early warning and shared situational awareness of acute biological events and support better decisions through rapid identification, characterization, localization, and tracking. This missionwill be accomplished by collaborating with federal, state, and local partners to collect, analyze, and share human, animal, plant, food, and environmental biosurveillance information from a myriad of monitoring systems. You will provide a Biosurveillance Common Operating Picture to senior decision-makers and partner agencies that provide a consistent, integrated picture of biosurveillance situational awareness.
These activities fall into Operations and Analysis, requiring a range of scientific and technical analytic expertise; innovation, requiring computer science, data analytics, algorithm development, modeling and simulation, and risk/decision analysis expertise; Information Technology, requiring expertise in computer and network systems, and management of large- and small-scale information technology systems; and Strategy, Policy, and Outreach, requiring policy, budget, and legislative expertise.Planning and Exercise Support (PES), Food, Agriculture, Veterinary Defense (FAVD); State and Local Initiatives (SLI); and, Workforce Health & Medical Support (composed of the following branches: Occupational Health (OH), Medical Liaisons (ML), Medical First Responder Coordination (MFRC), and Medical Quality Management (MQM))primarily support Mission 5 of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR): Ensuring Resilience to Disasters and Maturing and Strengthening the Homeland Security Enterprise. .
These programs support this mission through a variety of activities directed both externally to federal, state, and local stakeholders and internally within the Department. Initiatives within these branches build resilience by providing appropriate information, resources and guidance to help State and local communities as well as the workforce to bolster efforts to prepare for and respond to catastrophic health threats. In addition, through these initiatives, you will provide health and medical expertise for formulating national preparedness, contingency planning at all levels, and supports exercises designed to improve preparedness and response to catastrophic incidents across the health security spectrum.
  • Conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of National biosurveillance
  • Supports the development of a variety of analytic biosurveillance decision support products that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements
  • More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of major biosurveillance programs or system development activities
  • Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis
  • Researches, analyzes, and computes mathematical, physical and scientific data for integration into, and prepares analysis, evaluations, and recommendations for inclusion within  biosurveillance products in support of federal personnel
Aveshka is an employee owned professional services firm dedicated to supporting our clients in areas of national interests. We provide capabilities across Cybersecurity & IT, Innovative Analytic Solutions, and Policy, Planning and Preparedness.  Our team fuses technology, consulting, and subject matter expertise to assist our clients in defining critical problems, developing creative and innovative approaches, and implementing tailored solutions.
Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:
100% paid benefits for our employees
Extensive training programs
Education reimbursement
Technology benefits
Commuter benefits
Generous paid time off and much more!
Required Skills Education: B.S. degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. Certain personnel will require MS.
General Experience: Must have a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years experience, or a Masters Degree and 2 years experience; Qualifying experience must be in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, environmental science or engineering, physics, mathematics, geology, or other related discipline.
Specialized Experience: Must have at least 2 years of experience providing scientific or technical support to major programs or system development efforts related to biosurveillance.
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