The Strategic Scientific Initiatives and Partnerships Office is responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of exploratory projects that are inherently multidisciplinary that impact cancer research and treatment. One of the goals is to analyze the complex interactions in tumor cells and tissues and model systems, blending the best of new physics and engineering based advances with established technologies enabling new opportunities for deeper understanding of tumor biology and cancer progression and options for patient care.
The Research Associate will support a newly established High Content Tissue and Cellular Characterization Lab at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The new facility will utilize the latest technologies for multiplexed assays that measure 25-50 proteins in cells and tissues. In addition, the RA will support the deployment of technologies to isolate single cells and clusters of cells from fluids such as blood or urine for multiplexed analysis.
The successful candidate will play a key role in operations of the new facility and will be responsible for:
- Helping establish, optimize and validate new multiplexed and single cell technologies
- The daily management and operation of the laboratory
- Helping establish standardized operating procedures (SOPs)
- Assisting scientists in experimental design and setup
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Research Associate I:
- Bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical research (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible job related biomedical experience.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Research Associate II:
- Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related discipline from an accredited college or university, according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education) Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible job related biomedical experience.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Experience with cell culture techniques
- Experience with tissue and blood sample handling
- Familiar with usage of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
- Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and troubleshoot assays
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel
The candidate must be experienced in one or more of the following:
- Multiplex Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or Immunocytochemistry (ICC) techniques
- Microscopy and image acquisition/analysis
- Antibody assay development
- Analytical chemistry
- Mass cytometry and/or mass spectrometry
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