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Research Associate - Immunohistochemistry
Job ID: req1882
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.
Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.
The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community and provides dedicated support to NCI's intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The dedicated units provide expertise in electron microscopy, protein characterization, mass spectrometry, protein expression, optical microscopy, and genomics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), where CRTP scientists work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.
The Research Associate, Immunohistochemistry will:
Perform antibody screening using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and other molecular biology techniques following SOPs
Design, test, and write detailed technical SOPs for antibody characterization assays (immunoassays)
Analyze, interpret, and effectively present data to team member and collaborators
This position may be filled with a Research Associate I/II commensurate with the selected candidates experience.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Research Associate I - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience
Research Associate II - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
Familiarity with immunoassays (e.g. ELISA and WB)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience with immunohistochemistry
Experience with general molecular biology techniques
Familiarity with graphic editor software such as Adobe Photoshop
Highly collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented
Excellent communication skills
This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)