Research Associate II (NCI) - Frederick, MD | Biospace
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Research Associate II (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Cancer, Cell, Flow Cytometry, Immunology,

Job Description

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS.

The breadth of FNLCR’s activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes.  LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M.

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at

The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research programs in basic or applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology or human genetics.  Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)

The Cancer & Inflammation Program, Flow Cytometry Core supports the research efforts of the CCR by providing expertise in the field of flow cytometry with the goal of better understanding the biology of cancer and cancer cells.  The Flow Cytometry Core provides advice on the experimental design of applications, which include immunological phenotyping, cell function assays, and cell cycle analysis.
The Research Associate II will be responsible for: 1), the operation and maintenance of the bench-top analyzers and cell sorter flow cytometers, 2) training scientific end users on the use of flow cytometry in their research and how to operate and trouble shoot the bench-top analyzer instruments, and 3) ordering lab supplies and record keeping.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)in a field related to biomedical research or four (4) years equivalent experience in the appropriate field in lieu of a degree.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
A minimum of five (5) years related biomedical experience with at least 2 years of experience in flow cytometry
Experience with techniques and theories used in multi-parameter flow cytometry
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
Basic lab skills, include sterile technique

Previous experience working with Becton Dickinson flow cytometers