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Opportunity at U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC)

Biological and Chemical Recognition and Response


U.S. Army CCDC - Chemical Biological Center, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, & Behavioral Sciences

RO# Location
11.01.04.B4464 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423


name email phone
Peter A. Emanuel 410.436.5562


Fast paced research opportunities are available as part of a consortium of synthetic biologists, chemists, and engineers with your laboratory located at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Good communication skills and ability to work with others ensures success. The research program seeks to develop more effective ways to sense and respond to chemicals (fuel, toxic industrial chemicals, explosives) and biological organisms (pathogens, toxins, biomarkers). Current research thrust areas include (1) colorimetric sensing arrays that respond to volatile organic compounds which are interpreted by smartphone applications, (2) developing DNA data storage and transmission methodologies, (3) technologies to covertly tag high security items using DNA barcodes, and (4) using synthetic biology and biofabrication to produce paper-based genes switches that sense and respond to the environment. The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center provides a dynamic and interactive work environment which favors innovative researchers who can take advantage of the chemical and engineering centers located across the campus.These capabilities offer full scale bioprocessing, additive manufacturing, and chemical synthesis and characterization centers of excellence.


Biosensors; Colorimetric sensing; Olfactory science; Synthetic biology; Gene switches; Riboregulators;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$83,592.00 $3,000.00

$5,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

$4,050 Supplement for each year of experience in the DTRA CBD-funded NRC tenure at CCDC.

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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