Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Oct 24, 2018
Ref
JR107-SCI551
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community and provides dedicated support to NCI's intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The dedicated units provide electron microscopy, protein characterization, protein expression, optical microscopy and genetics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL

At the Center for Molecular Microscopy (CMM), scientists collaborate with leading NCI researchers to develop and deploy new technologies for high-resolution 3-D electron microscopy (EM) of cells and tissues with research and/or clinical relevance. The Post-Baccalaureate Fellow will:
  • Perform basic fluorescence microscopy of cell lines and tagged protein complexes
  • Execute sample preparation according to established and new protocols, for electron microscopy (EM)
  • If required, perform basic tissue culture (without infectious agents)
  • Explore segmentation and visualization of 3-D EM data generated from the above experiments
  • Provide timely updates of project progress to supervisor and other staff in both informal and formal reports
  • Maintain detailed records of all laboratory processes and procedures for quality assurance purposes
  • Work in a team-oriented environment to carry out technology development efforts


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. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Ability to handle multiple scientific projects with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to follow and apply standard laboratory production protocols and procedures
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Experience with microscopy
  • Simple computational skills (command line etc.)
  • Some experience with eukaryotic cell culture technique
  • Capacity to communicate effectively orally and in writing


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