Research Associate

Frederick, MD, USA
Oct 23, 2018
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that pursues basic and applied studies aimed at improving our understanding of AIDS-associated viruses and disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. The Program consists of five independent but highly interactive 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 eight Research Support Core Groups (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.

  • Research Associate will conduct KSHV research with Dr. Denise Whitby based on the OAR funded project (5 year) entitled “Real Time PCR in KSHV Research: Continuity and Innovation.”
  • Research Associate will facilitate the transition of our existing KSHV assays to new platforms and will develop improved assays based on the newer technologies and validate for CLIA compliance


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree with emphasis in areas of Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, or Immunology 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 educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible job related experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Prior experience with KSHV research
  • Prior experience in PCR assay development and viral cell culture is beneficial
  • Skilled in techniques of molecular virology, cell biology, immunology

Expected Competencies:
  • Must have excellent verbal and written scientific communication
  • Ability to work well both in a team and independently
  • Strong communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)