Sr. Scientist

| Atlanta, GA, USA
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Sr Scientist

This position requires an active NACI clearance or the ability to obtain a NACI clearance to be considered.

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) is seeking a motivated Senior Research Scientist to join our team and contribute to critical public health evaluation activities. In this role, you will conduct research to develop and assess new diagnostic methods for rapid response to potential influenza and other pathogen outbreaks. You will also work on improving existing diagnostic methods and vaccine development processes

Compensation & Benefits:

Estimated Starting Salary Range for Sr Scientist: $

Pay commensurate with experience.

Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and other possible benefits as provided. Benefits are subject to change with or without notice.

Sr Scientist Responsibilities Include:

  • Initiate and execute scientific research and/or studies.
  • Analyses problems and applies theoretical techniques and solutions
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOP) s, technical reports and manuals.
  • Perform biological techniques such as: stock preparation, cloning, isolation, and inactivation
  • Conduct laboratory testing in vitro and in animals
  • Perform high complexity testing which may include conducting research and diagnostic tasks in Biosafety Level 2 Enhanced/Plus (BSL2E) and Biosafety Level 3 Enhanced/Plus (BSL3E) laboratories.
  • Provide overarching lab support, maintenance, logistics, inventory, and compliance support for the laboratories in accordance with current laboratory procedures.
  • Document and maintain records of all laboratory activities including experimental results, laboratory inventories, reports, queries, and data.
  • Train and provide guidance to junior staff
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Comply with all requirements for laboratory safety and security
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Sr Scientist Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities requested:

  • MS and approximately 4 years of experience preferred.
  • Experience in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or related biological science.
  • Prior experience working with viruses, animal models, and or influenza is a plus
  • Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques including ELISA, PCR, RT-PCR, NGS, flow cytometry and cloning.
  • Knowledge of laboratory and safety regulations including CLIA, ISO and or OSHA standards
  • Excellent organizational, documentation and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to follow strict timing guidelines for all scheduled operations and experiments.
  • Work in a BSL2E and/or BSL3E.
  • Experience in flow cytometry.
  • Experience in Influenza virology (virus handling in cell culture, serological assay, reverse genetics)
  • Experience in vaccine development and generation and related animal work
  • Recent experience in lab
  • Ability to accurately collect, collate and enter data into a database.
  • Experience with data analysis software to include Microsoft Excel
  • Must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal

Company Information:

Cherokee Nation Operation Solutions (CNOS) is a part of Cherokee Federal - the division of tribally owned federal contracting companies owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses. As a trusted partner for more than 60 federal clients, Cherokee Federal LLCs are focused on building a brighter future, solving complex challenges, and serving the government's mission with compassion and heart. To learn more about CNOS, visit

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Cherokee Federal is a military friendly employer. Veterans and active military transitioning to civilian status are encouraged to apply.

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  1. Principal Scientist
  2. Lead Biologist
  3. Senior Biological Researcher
  4. Biotechnology Team Leader
  5. Advanced Researcher


  1. Leadership and Supervision
  2. Publication and Presentation
  3. Grant Writing
  4. Specialization and Expertise
  5. Legal Compliance

Legal Disclaimer: Cherokee Federal is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit for information regarding our Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Statement, and Accommodation request.

Many of our job openings require access to government buildings or military installations. Candidates must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal.

About Us

Are you fun and highly motivated? Do you like to take on new challenges in a team-focused environment? Are you committed to delivering high-quality work? If so, you may be a great candidate for the CNB team!

Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) is the economic engine of Cherokee Nation - the largest Native American tribe. As the parent company of 35 businesses, CNB operates three divisions: Hospitality, Cherokee Federal and Cultural & Economic Development. We employ more than 7,500 people who work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories. We are hiring entrepreneurial leaders who have the motivation to develop and grow our diverse portfolio of companies.

More Information on Cherokee Nation Businesses
Cherokee Nation Businesses operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Tulsa, OK. Cherokee Nation Businesses was founded in 2004. It has 1276 total employees. To see all 118 open jobs at Cherokee Nation Businesses, click here.
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