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Scientist I, Protein Characterization, Analytical Development Novavax - Gaithersburg, MD Aug 22, 2017 - Are you ready to work for one of Washington's Top Workplaces? At Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, we are creating tomorrow's... more » Are you ready to work for one of Washington's Top Workplaces? At Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, we are creating tomorrow's vaccines today! We seek to attract, develop, and retain talented people who share our passion for science, medicine, and human health. We foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration, built on a culture that values and appreciates its employees. We are a fast-paced company that provides employees with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals while also maintaining a balance between work and personal life. We are seeking a Scientist I to join the Analytical Development Department in Rockville, MD. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and detail oriented individual to work within the Characterization group to provide analytical characterization and comparability assessment of complex adjuvants and protein antigens used in vaccine drug products. Understanding principals and practical applications of mass spectrometry and biophysical methods for protein characterization is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in HPLC, mass spectrometry, AUC, DLS, SPR, UV/Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Knowledge of glycobiology and experience with carbohydrate analysis is a plus. Strong assay development, experimental design, and troubleshooting skills are a must. The ability to work on multiple projects and to clearly communicate results is critical. The ideal candidate will make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, and exercise appropriate technical judgment in the design, execution, and interpretation of experimental data. The candidate will receive guidance from a supervisor for routine work and new assignments. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Perform analytical testing of protein antigens using LC-MS and spectroscopic methods to establish purity/impurity profile.Characterize complex adjuvants and protein antigens using new cutting-edge LC-MS and biophysical technologies.Perform analytical testing as part of characterization and comparability studies to support regulatory requirements.Author/ co-author and review reports and SOPsSupport Discovery testing needs for the projects in the pipelinePerform method qualification, and method transfer to other departments (e.g. QC)Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, and troubleshoot assaysPrepare scientific journal publications and presentationsPresent scientific findings at internal meetings and external conferences Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. with 0-3 years of industrial experience or Master degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and/or vaccine development.A thorough understanding of protein chemistry, protein post-translational modifications, protein-ligand binding, protein-protein interactions, and methods used for higher order structure analysis.Strong understanding of mass spectrometric, electrophoretic, and chromatographic techniques in protein and carbohydrate characterization.Ability to critically analyze data, to communicate results, and to author technical reports.Excellent record keeping abilities to document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements.Ability to work effectively in cross-functional groups. Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel vaccines to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide. Using innovative virus-like particle (VLP) and recombinant nanoparticle technology, as well as new and efficient manufacturing approaches, the company produces potent vaccine candidates to combat diseases, with the goal of allowing countries to better prepare for and more effectively respond to rapidly spreading infections. Novavax is committed to using its technology platforms to create geographic-specific vaccine solutions and is therefore involved in several international partnerships, including collaborations with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India and LG Life Sciences of Korea. Together, these companies have worldwide commercialization capacity and the global reach to create real and lasting change in the biopharmaceutical field. Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Job Posted by ApplicantPro Personnel Security Specialist ValidaTek - McLean, VA Aug 19, 2017 - ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning mature SBA 8(a) Certified Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to... more » ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning mature SBA 8(a) Certified Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several U.S. Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, Top Secret (TS) facility clearance, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 4 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 4) and CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 3) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company. Position Description: The Personnel Security Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development and administration of the Security Department. This position requires a proactive self-starter who can hold a clear and detail-oriented focus, quickly learn and follow processes and procedures, and maintain open communication with program managers and government clients. Responsibilities: Assists with the development and administration of security programs for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment. Provides oversight to badging, visitor control, clearance processing, facility access, and all security process documentation for the overall security program. Mitigates security deficiencies and/or weaknesses by recommending corrective actions. Conducts preliminary inquiries into possible security violations/infractions and recommends further investigative actions as needed. Originate and process required documentation for submission to Defense Security Service (DSS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and ascertain all government requirements are in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Develops and updates all policies and procedures for handling, storing, maintaining records, and granting personnel and visitor access to restricted records and materials. Use JPAS, ISFD, e-FCL, e-QIP and other security specific software/databases. Provide advice and guidance regarding the processing of security clearances and security awareness training for cleared and un-cleared personnel. Submit Visit Authorization Requests (VAR) letters/notifications. Track and maintain all initial, renewal, and terminations VAR's. Prepare, issue, and maintain contract and subcontract DD254's. Prepare and submit necessary documentation for the issuance and/or coordination of CAC badges for personnel. Conduct annual security self-inspections, prepare inspection results report, and ensure all findings are resolved prior to the government security inspection. Prepare and administer new hire employee orientation briefings. Prepare and administer terminating employee debriefings. Manage all aspects of physical security to include badging employees for access control. Evaluates all existing security practices and makes recommendations to correct any identified deficiencies. Maintain security database with accurate and up to date personnel clearance information. Perform other duties as assigned. Position Requirements/Qualifications: Education and Certifications Bachelors degree in a related field - Preferred Completion of FSO Certification Training - Preferred Knowledge and Experience 4-6 years of experience in personnel security or experienced in personnel security requirements and processes Organizational skills and attention to detail are absolute requirements for success in this position. Interest and initiative to learn and master specific tasks or projects. Familiarity with the NISPOM and Government security requirements Experience with JPAS, e-Qip, and other security databases Working knowledge of DOD, DHS, DOS, and other security policies and procedures preferred Consistent performance and follow-through is a must for this role Ability to absorb and retain information quickly Ability to work with a wide-variety of people and engage them in a professional, positive, and user-friendly manner Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Mid-level .NET Developer ArdentMC - Reston, VA Aug 22, 2017 - Mid-level .NET Software Developer - US citizenship is required. Our great team of developers are looking to add a solid Mid software... more » Mid-level .NET Software Developer - US citizenship is required. Our great team of developers are looking to add a solid Mid software developer based in Reston, VA, this is a great opportunity to continue your growth and support our nation's heroes. Must have at least the experience with C#. ArdentMC, an innovative software development small business, seeks a Software Engineer to apply cutting-edge software design and development expertise in support of our Nations First Responders. ArdentMC offers competitive salaries, 401K matching, three weeks of paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and host of other benefits, creating a rewarding and fast-paced work environment that promotes a workplace culture of excellence, openness and autonomy. Position Description: We are seeking a Junior to Mid-Level Software Engineer that is well rounded with the willingness and desire to learn. An ideal candidate is passionate about technology, learning new things, and applying technology to solve our Nations most critical challenges. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and to grow with a company that rewards hard work. This opportunity involves working directly with first responders, field operators, and warfighters to develop and integrate innovative solutions to meet their mission critical problems. You will provide hands-on software design and development expertise for multiple programming languages and system environments, collaborate with other team members project sponsors, and government personnel to devise practical solutions to problems. Additionally, there are opportunities to provide field engineering support at experiments and exercises conducted by project sponsor and partners. Required: Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies to ever changing problems. Expertise in principles of object-oriented software design and programming. 3 years experience with .Net, C#, and/or other modern programming languages. Experience with Internet technologies such as HTTP, AJAX, REST web services, and related emerging web standards. Knowledge and experience with XML technology such as XSLT, XML Schema, and XML Namespaces Knowledge and experience with JSON and object serialization Ability to write and present technical material in the form of proposals, white papers, test plans and reports, technical reports, and presentations. Ability to thrive in a diverse team environment consisting of colleagues, project sponsors, government contractors, and first responders or other government personnel. Knowledge of fundamental IP-based networking principles Knowledge of Internet Technologies that comprise the OSI Stack Model such as HTTP, DNS, DHCP, TCP, etc. Knowledge of fundamental virtualization principles Desired: Experience with .NET WebAPI2 Experience with mobile application development including Apple iOS and Android OS Understanding of relational database design technologies such as SQL and mySQL. Experience with Amazon Web Services EC2, RDS, DynamoDB, VPC, IAM, Route53, S3 Experience with embedded HW development and IoT technologies DevOps tooling such as Chef Comfortable working in both Windows and Linux Experience with UI / front end (JS, HTML, CSS) design and development Education and Qualifications: BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent. ABET accredited institutions and programs preferred. 3 years experience U.S. Citizenship required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or government contract. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, ArdentMC will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances. NOC III Engineer Contegix - Ashburn, VA Aug 09, 2017 - NOC Engineer III (SME) Position Summary As a part of our Network Operations Center, you will be responsible for fielding online and... more » NOC Engineer III (SME) Position Summary As a part of our Network Operations Center, you will be responsible for fielding online and inbound calls from BlackMesh’s client base providing subject matter expertise (SME) administration and maintenance support to production servers running RedHat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and Window Servers. This role is the expert line of communication with the clients and is responsible for seeing the full resolution of service request and ensuring that they are completed in a timely manner. The NOC is a 24/7, 365 operations. The ability to communicate clearly with both clients and other technicians is vital to success in this position. Customer service is a top priority. Must be willing to work 2nd or 3rd Shift. Primary functions are to coordinate and execute tasks/assignments such as: Work with Level I/II engineers providing training and mentorship while addressing service requests.Respond to the Operations telephone line and online ticketing system (Ubersmith). Backfill/provide technical support for NOC Engineer I/II if required.Analyze customer environments for possible opportunities to improve performance and/or solve issues before and/or after client requests.Internal/External projects assigned by management.Your primary function is to assist with Level I/II with resolving Nagios alerts. It is your responsibility to assist, train, and document Level I/II with remediation of alerts. Identify the root cause and either resolve or downtime where appropriate with comments. You will attempt to troubleshoot any service interruptions so that a full report can be made to the client. After Action reports (AARs), both internal and external are required for all production outages.Monitor service requests as they are submitted to ensure timely responses. Ensure that our SLA of thirty (30) minutes commitment is met.Responsible for monitoring all queues in Ubersmith that you have access to, including (and in order of priority) Support, Network Operations, Abuse, Monitoring. Making sure that service requests are properly routed to the respective queues as management uses the queues to gauge and assign tasks.Provide Level III administration and maintenance support of production servers running RedHat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows Server 2008 and 2012Provide Level III Backup, administration, and troubleshoot SQL Server 2008 and 2012 and mySQL.Support a variety of software solutions including, IIS, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory, Apache, PHP, MySQL, and Varnish HA Proxy, Mencache to name a few.Overseeing and providing guidance to Level I/II with regards to proper documentation on all service request. What has been completed, tested, and what are the next course of actions.Interacting with multiple departments on a daily basis.Minimizing customer impact.Following strict operational procedures.Performing other duties as requested. Some of the daily responsibilities for this position include: Contributing to the company vision of being the industry leader in customer service through quality, commitment, courtesy, integrity, and teamwork.Interacting with multiple departments on a daily basis.Minimizing customer impact.Following strict operating processes and procedures as it relates to client support.Performing other duties as requested. Required Personal Skills Strong analytical and problem solving skills.A strong sense of urgency to resolve issues efficiently for clients.A strong sense of responsibility and initiative.A strong desire to learn and improve.Prioritize and organize task carefully and accurately.Accept constructive criticism from peersExcellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.Work independently and as part of a team.Dedication and commitment to providing continuous service for the advancement of technology.Communicate well with all levels of management and company personnel.Handle multiple tasks and assignments with potentially varying priorities.Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure. Minimum Qualifications This position requires 7 to 10 years of experience maintaining both systems and hardware in Linux (LAMP)/Windows Server environments.Expert knowledge of Drupal, WordPress, Magento, Node.js, OpenStack, Window ServerInstalling, configuring, and maintaining software and supporting a broad range of customers are also required.Open Source Software Configuration and AdministrationAdditional Focus: Application, Security, Networking, or DevOps backgrounds.This position is a fast paced position requiring the ability to multitask and set priorities. You need to be able to exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision. If you are highly technical but you do not like talking to people, please do not apply. This job requires technical expertise and the desire to work with people. Special Working Conditions This position may involve special working conditions, including: 24x7 team accessibility.On Call/Rotation work is required. Emergency Medicine - Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Associates - Reston, VA Aug 21, 2017 - Summary: Reston Hospital Center 1850 Town Center Parkway Reston, VA 20190 EMA seeks a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant... more » Summary: Reston Hospital Center 1850 Town Center Parkway Reston, VA 20190 EMA seeks a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant to practice at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. The Emergency Department has 31 beds, 45,000 annual visits, and a full EMR system. EMA offers competitive compensation, signing/relocation, and full benefits, including 5 weeks of Paid Time Off. Reston Hospital Center, a 186 bed hospital, is an expanding full-service medical/surgical hospital that has served the residents of growing western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun Counties since 1986. The hospital is conveniently located within Reston's vibrant Town Center. Recently ranked 7th out of 100 of the Best Places to live by CNN Money , Reston, Virginia is located about 30 minutes outside Washington, DC and minutes away from Dulles International Airport. It has a growing reputation as a technology hub near Washington Dulles International Airport and is connected to the Washington, DC Metro system. EMA, founded in 1971, has managed contracts at Reston Hospital Center since it opened in 1986. We staff the Adult Hospitalist program, the Emergency Department, the Pediatric Hospitalist/ED Program, the Neonatal Hospitalist Program, and the Observation Medicine Program. Key phrases: emergency cardiac care jobs, emergency medical technician jobs, pulmonary critical care jobs, pediatric emergency medicine jobs, emergency medicine specialist jobs, wilderness medical jobs, critical care medicine jobs, surgical critical care jobs, emergency medical care jobs, emergency medicine jobs, critical care nurse practitioner jobs, internal emergency medicine jobs Teller Lead PNC - MANASSAS, VA Aug 13, 2017 - Position Overview At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united... more » Position Overview At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Teller Lead within PNC's Retail Branch organization, you will be based in Manassas, Virginia at the Wellington branch.Job Profile Coaches, mentors and leads tellers by example to deliver a unique customer experience aimed at improving customer financial wellbeing and creating loyalty while increasing share of wallet. Processes a variety of customer interactions. Educates customers on alternatives available for their financial interactions. Identifies banking opportunities during the customer interaction and refers as appropriate. Coaches, mentors and leads tellers by example in identifying opportunities through meaningful conversations with customers, making appropriate referrals to branch staff or PNC ecosystem partners . Coaches, mentors and leads tellers by example in performing lobby engagement activities to connect with customers and position PNC products to meet their needs. Educates customers on options for managing financial transactions by leveraging technology, tools and resources. Coaches, mentors and leads tellers by example with clear communication skills, transaction handling and problem resolution processes. Assists the Branch Manager in performance management and new hire selection processes. Coaches, mentors and leads tellers by example in adhering to all policies and procedures, demonstrating sound judgment within established limits. Ensures teller and branch daily operations and maintenance transactions are completed in an efficient and accurate manner. Core Competencies Manages Risk - Basic Experience Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. Customer Focus - Basic Experience Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. Job Specific Competencies Tech Savvy - Working Experience Advise, educate and engage clients on a variety of technological tools and resources allowing them to explore solutions to achieve their goals and financial well being. Problem Solving - Working Experience Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Effective Communications - Working Experience Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. Coaching Others - Working Experience Knowledge of coaching concepts and methods; ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals or teams in learning and improving effectiveness. Managing Multiple Priorities - Working Experience Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Working Experience Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. Matrix Management - Working Experience Ability to build and use effective working relationships within own department and across department, functional, and geographic reporting lines. Fraud Detection and Prevention - Working Experience Knowledge of and ability to utilize processes, tools, and techniques for detecting, addressing and preventing fraudulent situations. Understanding Customer Needs - Working Experience Knowledge of and the ability to recognize and be sensitive to the different perspectives and priorities of different customers. Addressing Customer Needs - Working Experience Knowledge of and ability to meet customer needs by offering appropriate products in an appropriate manner. Required Education and Experience Roles at this level typically do not require a university / college degree, but do require related experience or product knowledge to accomplish primary duties. Typically requires 1+ years of related experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.EEO StatementPNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by lawVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations Transfer Credit Evaluator American Public University System - Manassas, VA Aug 21, 2017 - Requisition Number 17-0128 Post Date 8/21/2017 Title Transfer Credit Evaluator Location Remote / Online Company APUS ... more » Requisition Number 17-0128 Post Date 8/21/2017 Title Transfer Credit Evaluator Location Remote / Online Company APUS Description Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On-Line" to apply for this posting. Reports To: Team Manager, Transfer Credit Evaluation Department: Transfer Credit Evaluation Office Location: Manassas, VA FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Date Posted: August 21, 2017 Date Closing: Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role: The Transfer Credit Evaluator provides outstanding service to American Public University System (APUS) students by assessing the learning outcomes and program applicability of previously earned coursework, certifications, and military experience. The successful candidate assists transfer credit evaluation (TCE) management with the implementation of TCE policy and procedures, and participates in departmental development. Essential Functions: Evaluates students’ previous education and experience based on current APUS policies and procedures. Completes document level evaluations to include but not limited to academic transcripts, exams, certificates of completion, and military documents according to corporate service level agreements (SLA). Completes full file evaluations (initial, update, program change, program update, readmission, new program, certificates, and minors) including all applicable documents in each file. Maintains target quality assurance percentage and production goals as established by transfer credit management. Assists in the research and implementation of TCE policies and procedures based on standards of good practice. Participates and assists with projects as assigned in order to further develop and improve TCE processes and resources. Contributes to the continued improvement of the TCE department through active participation in meetings, training, and professional development opportunities. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands: This position will primarily telecommute; therefore, a high-speed Internet connection with the ability to access American Public University System (APUS) VPN is required, as is a dedicated workspace. Frequent virtual departmental meetings utilizing webcam and screen-sharing technology. Position requires a consistent weekly schedule with typical office hours. This environment is not conducive to an evening/weekend schedule. Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, as needed. Requirements Required Skills: Strong work ethic. Ability to adapt to and solve problems in an ever-changing environment. Highly-developed problem-solving and analytical skills. Self-starter able to work effectively with minimum supervision while maintaining strong attention to detail. Ability to interact with APUS staff and students in a professional manner. Ability to understand and implement transfer credit policy and procedure. Ability to learn new skills associated with modernization of transfer credit policy and procedure. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Production, quality, and student-success focus. Team player with a positive attitude. Flexible in work requirements. Intermediate computer and Microsoft Office skills. Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree or higher required. Teleworking experience preferred. Customer service experience desired. OTR CDL-A Truck Driver USA Truck - Ashburn, VA May 17, 2017 - USA Truck is now hiring quality solo and team drivers Class A CDL Truck Drivers.We value and reward our Experienced CDL-A Drivers with a... more » USA Truck is now hiring quality solo and team drivers Class A CDL Truck Drivers.We value and reward our Experienced CDL-A Drivers with a wide range of benefits, including:loyalty and referral bonusesFlexible home time optionsNo-touch freight (OTR)Medical, dental, vision, and life insurancePet Friendly PolicyScale bypass technology401K + match and employee stock ownership planPaid vacation grows with experienceUSA Truck offers CDL A Drivers weekly home time to drivers in a number of markets throughout the Midwest and East Coast. If you're a truck driver looking to get home weekly, call or apply to learn more.Up to $3,000 sign on bonus for Experienced Drivers!Ask us for detailsUSA Truck offers opportunities for all drive types-from Students to Experienced OTR drivers. If you are a Class A CDL Driver, we are sure to have the miles, home time options, and benefits you need to grow a lasting career with us. We also offer our drivers many route options so you can decide what's right for your career path. Choose anywhere from Dedicated, OTR, Teams, or as an Owner Operator; or begin your driving experience at one of our partner driving schools. We also proudly support and hire Veterans. Contact us today to get started as a truck driver at USA truck!