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Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Mar 17, 2023

Job Details


Job ID: req3379
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Vaccine Clinical Materials Program
Facility: Frederick: G-WAY
Location: 7116 Geoffrey Way, Frederick, MD 21704 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.

FOR A LIMITED TIME – We are offering a one-time $1,200.00 Sign-On bonus, less applicable taxes for the successful candidate hired for this position! (Candidate must pass background check and onboarding requirements including pre-employment physical and drug screening).


  • Work Monday through Friday from 4:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Be responsible for cleaning throughout the facility to include clean rooms, laboratories, restrooms, warehouse and other areas as needed in order to maintain and conform to FDA and cGMP guidelines and regulations for cleaning practices - cGMP training and training on specialized equipment will be provided
  • Maintain clean room environment below alert limits by following established cleaning practices
  • Clean and wash walls, ceilings, windows (inside and outside) and screens, equipment exteriors, carts, tables, chairs, stools, benches, door handles, door push plates, door latch releases, light switches, telephones, floors, and locker rooms following established aseptic techniques and using appropriate solutions
  • Be responsible for preparation of solutions, solution disposal, trash disposal and water collection
  • Clean administrative and laboratory areas, including vacuuming rugs and removing stains and foreign matter from a variety of surfaces using proper cleaners
  • Move office furniture and equipment for cleaning
  • Sweep, mop, strip, scrub, wax, and polish floors using industrial power equipment
  • Wash and clean windows and ceiling air vents
  • Dust and clean office areas, woodwork, furniture, floor coverings, fixtures, stairwells, fire doors, and empty trash containers
  • Dispose of biological waste materials
  • Clean and disinfect rest rooms, replenish paper supplies
  • Provide general cleanup outside of buildings


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

  • Possession of a high school degree
  • In addition to the education requirement, must have two (2) years of experience
  • Must possess basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work in a BL2 lab
  • Ability to pass aseptic gowning validation
  • Ability to work in environment with potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noise and ability to wear a full-face respirator
  • Ability to operate industrial power equipment used for cleaning
  • Ability to perform physical duties including:
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and working in confined areas
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions and follow SOPs
  • Experience with cGMP guidelines and regulations for cleaning practices
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of proper waxes, strippers, polishes, and stain removers required to clean assigned areas


  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a
    respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • 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)



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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