Biosurveillance Innovation Applied Scientist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 3 months ago(5/28/2020 2:53 PM)
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LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961 as a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our Specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. 


With the threat of transnational terrorism and ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by nations potentially hostile to the U.S., DHS has taken steps to integrate the full range of its radiological/nuclear, chemical, and biological threat detection programs. As the focal point for this effort, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) requires consulting and program management support that can reinforce and better enable a more dynamic and operationally-focused DHS strategy.  Within CWMD, the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) is responsible for early detection and situational awareness of biological and chemical events anywhere around the world. 


The person selected for this position will have the ability to provide technical support for national biosurveillance. The person shall support methodologies alongside NBIC federal staff in the development, testing, and deployment of new national biosurveillance capabilities. 


LMI offers a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.  


Please note: 

Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret clearance.


  • Researches new technical approaches for application in National biosurveillance. 
  • Develops and incorporates novel algorithms and methods for complex, large-scale biosurveillance data analysis in coordination with operational/analytic end-users within and outside of OHA.  
  • Provide advanced technical support in the areas of quantitative and semi-quantitative risk and decision analysis. 
  • Support the development of advanced risk and decision analysis approaches for application in both real-time biosurveillance operations and predictive analysis 
  • Provides technical advice and analytic support to the management of external pilot projects developing new systems, algorithms, and technical approaches for biosurveillance.


  • B.S. degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. Certain personnel will require MS. In lieu of a degree, 4 additional years of experience will be accepted for a BS and 5 additional years of experience will be accepted for a MS or BS +1 additional year. 
  • Required experience: 3-10 years of 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. 
  • Preferred experience: 2 years of experience providing scientific or technical support to major programs or system development efforts related to biosurveillance. 
  • Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret clearance.


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