• Project Analyst / Biologist (D.C. area)

    Job ID 2018-1273
    Job Locations
    US-DC | US-CO-Greenwood Village
    Project Management
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Project Analyst / Biologist (Washington DC Area)



    Merrick is seeking an experienced Project Analyst with a technical background in Biology with an experience in Life Sciences programs to create, edit, and manage technical project documentation related to Biosafety and Biosecurity and provide support on related technical issues in support of client projects. This position is assigned to the Washington, D. C. area and will be telework or client site until such a time as there is a Merrick DC office.


    Job Description

    The successful candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude who possesses excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with project managers. Must be self-motivated, able to take initiative, work independently, and carry projects through to successful completion.  Must also be reliable, detail oriented, able to follow established formats and procedures, meet expectations for attendance and punctuality, and perform well under deadlines while working with multiple levels of internal staff and teaming partners.  Successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while coordinating multiple projects and multiple deadlines.


    The successful candidate will:

    • Assist in management of multi-discipline facility design and related projects to be executed primarily out of the Washington, DC area, but also Merrick’s Denver and Kanata offices.
    • Become familiar and comply with Merrick’s project management and controls systems, procedures and reporting protocols, and report regularly to Merrick senior management on project performance
    • Monitor scope, schedule, budget, deliverables and client expectations during pre-project and execution phases of projects.
    • Communicate and coordinate with all project stakeholders as required for successful project execution.
    • Maintain and develop positive client relationships.
    • Be available to do travel including internationally for project work up to 25%.
    • Have or be able to obtain security clearance for work with the US Federal Government.
    • Assist in monitoring and directing the day-to-day work of project technical staff, consultants, contractors, and meet expectations for attendance and punctuality.
    • Apply analytical skills to project approaches, standards, and solutions, throughout project lifecycle
    • Lead creation and editing of documents related to laboratory processes and procedures for multiple projects.
    • Perform QA/QC reviews of project deliverables from a technical perspective.
    • Perform scientific technical writing and project management tasks at an intermediate level to expert level, requiring knowledge of technical writing procedures and production.
    • Capable of working independently and takes initiative to complete assignments.

    General Management skills and responsibilities may include:

    • Flexibility and experience to receive and disposition a variety of technical and administrative inquiries, and complex editing tasks on a daily basis.
    • High degree of professionalism, integrity, and business ethics required.

    Required Experience and Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple technical editing projects.
    • Bachelors of Arts / Science in life science, biology, or related technical field is required.
    • Masters of Science in a life science or technical discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, engineering, or related field) is a plus.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrable education/professional experience in biology, or life sciences, is required.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of laboratory experience is required.
    • Minimum of two (2)+ years of professional experience of performing technical documentation review in a life science company is a plus.
    • Minimum of two (2)+ years of professional experience performing graphic design duties at a life science and/or IT company is a plus.
    • Keen attention to detail to ensure consistent graphic design, especially document layouts
    • Complete proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel is required.
    • Proficiency in developing graphics, with ability to use Visio, Adobe Illustrator, or similar is required.
    • Client projects for this position require United States Citizenship (or capability to obtain within 6 months)
    • Good working knowledge of the biosafety and biosecurity, emerging technologies, government/academic/industrial programs.
    • Past performance working in or for U.S. federal agencies (i.e., DoD, DHS, HHS) strongly preferred.
    • Local candidates preferred. Relocation may be considered.

    Physical Requirements

    • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to:  computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners and plotters.


    Additional information


    Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.


    Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.


    We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.


    Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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