Research Technician (NCI) - Frederick, MD | Biospace
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Research Technician (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

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Location:
Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
6/21/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
638137
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The primary focus of the In Vivo Evaluation Group, BTB, DTP is two-fold: first to establish in vitro and in vivo tumor lines obtained from patient samples (biopsies, resections and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from DCTD sponsored clinical trials and second in drug discovery with evaluation of samples in various animal models to identify drugs with potential therapeutic value.

JOB DESCRIPTON/BASIC FUNCTION
The Research Technician will be responsible for:
Preparation of drugs/experimental agents on a daily basis for in vivo drug efficacy studies drug solubilization studies
Acquisition, storage and maintenance of a database to track drug inventory
Monitoring the health status of animals that have been implanted with biopsied tumor/CTC material derived from human patients
Cage changing, providing food and water to animals on the study
Preparing the mice (shaving and tattooing) for tumor/ctc implantation
Preparing labeled vials for tumor harvests
Updating the patient-derived xenograft (pdx) tracking sheet
Administering biological, pharmaceutical or test substances by intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical, oral or intravenous routes according to scheduled and standardized procedures
Additional tasks include: stocking the labs, sterilization of supplies before entry into animal buildings and delivery of samples between buildings
The above work is conducted under Biosafety Level-2 conditions.  Work is reviewed by senior level staff to ensure conformance to experimental and therapeutic protocols.

Working hours are 6-8AM to 2:30-4:30PM Monday-Friday, however, the nature of this work may require alternate hours due to dosing schedules.

Requirements

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/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
No experience required with a Bachelor's degree
Ability to use an analytical microgram balance
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Demonstration of organizational skills and database management skills
Ability to maintain precise records
Ability to be flexible to meet changing needs
Ability to work in a fast paced environment is necessary
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Chemistry background
Animal handling experience
Organizational/observational skills
Computer/data entry