Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Research Associate III

Location
Frederick, MD, USA
Posted
Oct 06, 2020
Ref
req1411
Discipline
Science/R&D, Research
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Clinical Services Program's primary mission is to perform sequential studies using samples obtained from patients with cancer, AIDS, chronic granulomatous disease or other diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction, as well as to monitor viral load in patients with HIV.

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program investigates immune responses to infections and vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies, with a focus on HPV and COVID-19.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program is looking for Research Associate III to lead serology testing for SARS-CoV-2. The aims of this project are to produce critical assay reagents and perform serology and other immune assays for assessment of immune responses to COVID-19 infection.

The Research Associate III will:
  • Oversee serology projects from conception to execution
  • Responsible for sample management
  • Optimize and validate procedures and methodologies for assessment of immune responses to infection and vaccines
  • Plan experiments and lead testing of large number of samples from clinical studies
  • Design and implement protocols, as well as troubleshoot assays and experiments independently, evaluate, analyze and compile data and maintain databases
  • Responsible for routine QC/QA procedures, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment and inventories
  • Prepare reports, present data and participate in report and proposal preparation
  • Remain current on literature and relevant laboratory techniques

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). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • 7 years of laboratory experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Experience in standard tissue culture and immunological/virological techniques, including: aseptic techniques, cell line maintenance, production of plasmids and virus-like particles, western-blot, ELISA, Luminex assays, virus neutralization assays and PCR
  • Experience in immune assay (ELISA, multiplex assays) development and validation
  • Experience handling large data sets, statistics, software tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in laboratories operating under GCLP/GMP/GLP/CLIA
  • Experience using robotics
  • Experience with electronic documentation systems and LIMS

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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