Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Post Baccalaureate Fellow Job ID: req2893 Employee Type: nonexempt full-time Division: AIDS & Cancer Virus 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 and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that performs cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of AIDS-associated disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.
The Program consists of several research sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models.
The ACVP also has several Research Support Cores that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH and to extramural investigators.
KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES The ACVP is looking for a Post-baccalaureate Fellow to support a specific, one year NIH Office of AIDS Research-funded project in the Viral Persistence Section of the ACVP.
The successful candidate will be able to work in a team-oriented environment, consistently follow detailed protocols and instructions, and keep careful records.
Duties will involve the utilization of standard molecular biology, immunology, and next-generation sequencing-based techniques, including, but not limited to cell culture, primer design, nucleic acid isolation, digital PCR, sequencing data analysis and using Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) for data summary and presentation.
The key responsibilities of the applicant will be: Setting up and maintaining cell cultures Observing and learning the techniques related to digital PCR Handling samples for next generation sequencing and data analysis Summarizing and presenting data THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL BASIC QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Possession of a B.S.
degree in Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related field 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 No experience is required beyond the B.S.
degree Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner Ability to work in a team Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Previous experience in laboratory Cell culture experience Basic understanding of HIV biology DNA/RNA isolation PCR or Realtime PCR experience JOB HAZARDS This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s) 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