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Research Associate II, Cancer Pharmacology/Biology

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Frederick, MD
Start date
Aug 13, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biology, Immunology, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Research Associate II, Cancer Pharmacology/Biology

Job ID: req2922
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Cancer Research Technology Program
Facility: ATRF: Other
Location: 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

 Position Overview:

This is a great opportunity to work with the talented scientists and staff of the Molecular Pharmacology Program, part of the Cancer Research Technology Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.  Join our team at the Advanced Technology Research Facility in Frederick, Maryland. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 expertise in electron microscopy, protein characterization, mass spectrometry, protein expression, optical microscopy, and genomics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), where CRTP scientists work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Research Associates participate in all phases of a research, production, or specialized service effort; the design and implementation of research protocols, conduct of experiments, preparation of sophisticated instrumentation, organization of data, interpretation of results, and preparation of acceptable reports, publications or presentations, review manuscripts with supervisor, attend and participate in meetings and seminars.

Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. May require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols.

  • Independently conduct research project, including generating hypothesis, designing projects, conducting experiments, analyzing data, writing manuscript and publishing
  • Independently conduct experiments using biochemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacologic approaches and methods
  • Present research project in scientific community

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, experimental therapeutics, cancer therapy or drug development or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of 5 years related experience
  • A background in and the ability to conduct experiments using biochemistry, molecular biology, and other methods (hands-on experience)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Graduate study related to basic, translational, or clinical study of human diseases
  • First-authored publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • 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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A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take

 

 

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Location
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick
MD
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United States
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