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Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Frederick, MD
Start date
Sep 29, 2022

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Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Job ID: req2893
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: AIDS & Cancer Virus 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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that performs cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of AIDS-associated disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. The Program consists of several research sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models. The ACVP also has several Research Support Cores that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH and to extramural investigators. 

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The ACVP is looking for a Post-baccalaureate Fellow to support a specific, one year NIH Office of AIDS Research-funded project in the Viral Persistence Section of the ACVP. The successful candidate will be able to work in a team-oriented environment, consistently follow detailed protocols and instructions, and keep careful records. Duties will involve the utilization of standard molecular biology, immunology, and next-generation sequencing-based techniques, including, but not limited to cell culture, primer design, nucleic acid isolation, digital PCR, sequencing data analysis and using Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) for data summary and presentation.

The key responsibilities of the applicant will be:

  • Setting up and maintaining cell cultures
  • Observing and learning the techniques related to digital PCR
  • Handling samples for next generation sequencing and data analysis
  • Summarizing and presenting data

**THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL** 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Possession of a B.S. degree in Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No experience is required beyond the B.S. degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Previous experience in laboratory
  • Cell culture experience
  • Basic understanding of HIV biology
  • DNA/RNA isolation
  • PCR or Realtime PCR experience

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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