Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Post Baccalaureate Fellow-Genome Editing

Location
Frederick, MD, USA
Posted
Sep 05, 2020
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Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON FUNDING APPROVAL
  • Performing high throughput genome editing screens in mammalian cells to identify genes involved with therapeutic RNA editing efficiency and efficacy
  • Therapeutic gene editing in cell models of different monogenic diseases
  • Participate in collaborative research projects which will emanate from initial work

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of an BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

The Postbac Program is for individuals who meet any ONE of the following criteria:
  • College graduates who received their bachelor's degrees less than THREE years prior to the date they begin the program,
  • Individuals who are more than 3 years past the receipt of their bachelor's degree but received a master's degree less than SIX MONTHS before they begin the program, OR
  • Students who have been accepted into graduate, other doctoral, or medical school programs and who have written permission from their school to delay entrance for up to one year to pursue a biomedical research project at the NIH.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Basic molecular biology skills such as PCR, genomic DNA extraction, and cloning
  • Mammalian tissue culture experience and sterile technique

JOB HAZARDS
  • 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)

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