Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 13, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Scientist to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work with staff on the interpretation of experiments performed by research scientists.
  • Work with staff to identify and characterize receptors for NF- 1CPE in normal and Alzheimers disease mouse models and humans.
  • Work with staff to perform molecular and biochemical analysis of CPE receptor or binding partner expression by western blotting and real-time PCR, luciferase as-says, morphological analysis including immunofluorescence confocal microscopy and histology.
  • Work with staff to perform molecular and biochemical analysis of the function of CPE receptor or binding partner and the signal transduction pathways involved.
  • Work with staff to prepare and maintain tissue culture of embryonic mouse and human primary neurons This requires collecting mouse embryos at specific days of gestation which means coming in at weekends as necessary depending on time pregnancy began.
  • Write technical reports and prepare manuscripts.
  • Oversee project data quality; analyze and interpret project data.
  • Maintain a detailed and up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook detailing all experiments.
  • Maintain other records for experiments and lab procedures as directed by the PI.
  • Prepare oral presentations and posters for internal and external groups/conferences.
  • Co-author manuscripts on research projects; publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Write papers and abstracts detailing research efforts and results for publication in peer-reviewed journals; prepare PowerPoint presentations as appropriate.
  • Give posters and presentations detailing work at regional and national scientific meetings.
  • Review, edit, and, as needed, write first drafts of papers, posters and manuscripts.
  • Give posters and presentations detailing work at regional and national scientific meetings.
  • Present results of clinical and experimental research at recognized scientific meetings by lectures and exhibits poster sessions.
  • Search existing literature for new and/or relevant techniques.
  • Assist the lab staff in the creation and preparation of a variety of documents required by the lab’s scientific activities.
  • Produce research reports and regularly communicate results to staff and collaborators.









Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemical Sciences
  • At least 5 years of post-doctoral experience
  • Experience with evaluating new techniques, instruments, and software for potential incorporation into current SOP
  • Ability to advance the science in the laboratory through new procedures and discoveries


  • Animal Handling: Mouse
  • Animal Handling: Rat
  • Manuscript writing
  • Tissue Dissection
  • Tissue Sectioning
  • Data Presentation
  • Cryosectioning
  • Data Analysis
  • Pipetting
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), qPCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR
  • Molecular Cloning
  • Gel Electrophoresis
  • Library Preparation
  • Bacterial Culture
  • Nucleic Acid Extraction
  • DNA Purification
  • RNA purification
  • Nucleic acid quantification
  • Transfections
  • Cell culture
  • Primary cell culture
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Western Blotting




Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire.  

Company Description

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What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.