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Developing assessment approaches and methodologies for Life Science programs Leading audit teams domestically and overseas Writing evidence-based findings reports and presenting results to Stakeholders Developing analysis frameworks for performance measurement Executing audits and assessments to a variety of international standards including ISO 17025:2017, ISO 35001, and ISO 15189. Providing analysis and recommendations for safety, security, and quality improvements Developing audit and assessment plans Performing environmental scans for a variety of research topics in the life science domain area • Preparing technical presentations, reports, whitepapers, tutorials, and other materials as necessary to communicate the progress and findings of projects to colleagues and government sponsors • Independently authoring detailed, accurate, and accessible documentation (including scientific papers) describing findings and results • Presenting scientific findings and project results to the internal team and external partners
• BS and 8 years related experience • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.
• Candidate must have a background in the life sciences with a Masters degree in one of these areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Epidemiology, Biodefense, or a related field. • 5-8 years experience in academia, industry, or government • A track record of developing and executing audits and evaluations • Demonstrated ability to lead independent assessments • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Experience as an independent evaluator/assessor, including design of assessment approaches and methods and elucidating evaluation criteria where there isn’t a standard available. Experience as an auditor/lead technical assessor for some or all of the following standards: ISO 17025:2017, ISO 15189, ISO 9001, and ISO 35001. Experience auditing life science laboratories such as public health labs, clinical diagnostic labs, veterinary labs, analytical chemistry labs, and biodefense labs. Experience with the following: • performing independent assessments • documenting findings based on objective evidence • interacting with auditees • leading audit teams • generating audit reports
Experience implementing process improvements to remediate issues Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety/Industrial Hygiene Knowledge of Biological Safety principles and practices Knowledge of Biological Security principles and practices Experience with Quality Assurance/Quality Control in the laboratory setting
Candidate must be ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI polygraph clearance which will require US citizenship.
Candidate must be able to travel up to 25%.
Experience with international programs TS/SCI with Polygraph preferred
At MITRE, we solve problems for a safer world. Through our federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.