Research Associate II, Histotechnician
Job ID: req2956
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Clinical Research Program
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 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.
Molecular Characterization Laboratory (MoCha) is part of Leidos Biomedical Research’s
Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) at the Frederick National Laboratory for
Cancer Research. The MoCha Laboratory is responsible for providing high-level
research in support of the NCI-Cancer Diagnostics Program (CDP) within the
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). MoCha is charged with the
development and application of genomic assays for use in medical research and
diagnostics for DCTD-sponsored national extramural clinical trials. The MoCha
Histology lab supports these efforts by performing all pre-analytic
histological needs prior to genomic analysis.
Research Associate II (RA II) will assist with the operation of the
CLIA‐certified MoCha Histology laboratory aimed at the evaluation of xenograft
mouse models, in vitro cell culture models, and clinical samples by performing
routine histology procedures such as sample accessioning, trimming, and
processing. The RA II will also perform paraffin block sectioning, flash frozen
(FF) tissue sectioning, H&E staining, whole slide imaging, and develop and
run IF/IHC assays specific for routine samples and experiment project samples.
histology procedures to include but not limited to tissue trimming, processing,
embedding, microtomy, H&E staining, IF/IHC staining, and whole slide
in development and implementation of new
the development of spatial profiling assays.
suitability and quality control of research or production assays or tests,
develop SOPs, and analyze and report results.
maintain, and track information of large cohorts of samples.
progress of multiple projects.
daily lab records, follow SOPs, and adhere to all laboratory safety guidelines.
essential laboratory supplies and monitors equipment for optimum performance.
position will be located in Frederick, Maryland.
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) 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 five (5) years of progressively responsible
in histology and IF/IHC assays.
to maintain accurate and detailed records.
effectively in a team‐oriented environment.
to evaluate the suitability and quality control of research or production
assays or tests, develop and follow SOPs, and analyze and report results.
computer skills to document, organize, and present experimental data.
critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
technical skills in IF/IHC assay development.
of basic histology skills and techniques.
with regulatory guidelines (i.e. CLIA, CAP, GLP).
motivated with a desire to learn new technologies.
- 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.
- This position may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in
environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes.
etc. as part of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)