Federal - Senior Scientist



Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Washington D.C.

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The Senior Scientist role supports the federal government in identifying and analyzing biological events of concern to better understand potential impact to human, animal, plant, and environmental health. Specifically, the biosurveillance scientist 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.

+ Basic qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Master's Degree and 6 years experience.
  • Qualifying experience must be in a medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology or other related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Suitability.
  • Experience working in the biosurveillance discipline.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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