Research Associate II, Single Cell Analysis Facility
Job ID: req3248
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Cancer Research Technology Program
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 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.
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.
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to
join the Single Cell Analysis Facility (SCAF) of the Center for Cancer Research
(CCR) at NCI. The SCAF provides support for state-of-the-art single cell
sequencing technologies to basic and translational cancer research.
This Research Associate will have a role in
- Helping with spatial transcriptomics experiments on 10X
Visium platform, library preparation, quality control and sequencing
- Working to implement support for advanced spatial
transcriptomics/single cell methods more efficiently and effectively
- Helping with experimental design, sample preparation
and project troubleshooting
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (according to CHEA). ( Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience performing cell and molecular biology experiments
- Familiarity with next generation sequencing methods
- Familiarity with tissue histology
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Demonstrated experience in the area of single cell
- Experience in NextGen library generation, DNA/RNA
isolation, and DNA/RNA quantitation
- General cell biology experience, including cell
culture, sorting and counting
working in a core facility or other team-based environment
ability to learn new technologies quickly
- Knowledge and background experience in cancer biology
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Detail-oriented, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- 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)