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Research Technician

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

This is a Contract position in South San Francisco, CA posted December 30, 2022.

Research Technician Job ID: req3099 Employee Type: nonexempt full-time Division: Applied & Development Research Program Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The AIDS Monitoring Laboratory (AML), located within the Clinical Services Program, is a state-of-the-art clinical research laboratory, which specializes in basic immunology and flow cytometry.

The primary mission of the AML is to perform sequential studies of immune function in persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), influenza or other emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Process blood and body fluids from persons infected with HIV, SARS-CoV-2, influenza or other human pathogens Perform ELISA tests, fluorescent labeling of peripheral blood cells, EBV transformation of human B cells, cell culture, inventory of blood specimens.

Cryopreserve blood, blood components and body fluids.

Document results.

Perform basic data analysis, quality control evaluations.

Maintain essential laboratory supplies.

All work will be performed under Biosafety Level-2 conditions.

Work may involve standing, walking, rapid mental/muscular coordination, good vision, working alone or closely with others.

The use of personal protective equipment and strict adherence to safety protocols will be required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with course work in a field related to biomedical research, or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree.

Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S.


Working knowledge of Windows-based computer operating systems.

No experience required beyond the education requirement.

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: General laboratory skills.

Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs.

JOB HAZARDS 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) readytowork