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Research Technician

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Mar 26, 2023

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Research Technician

Job ID: req3099
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Applied & Development 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.


The AIDS Monitoring Laboratory (AML), located within the Clinical Services Program, is a state-of-the-art clinical research laboratory, which specializes in basic immunology and flow cytometry. The primary mission of the AML is to perform sequential studies of immune function in persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), influenza or other emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction.


  • Process blood and body fluids from persons infected with HIV, SARS-CoV-2, influenza or other human pathogens
  • Perform ELISA tests, fluorescent labeling of peripheral blood cells, EBV transformation of human B cells, cell culture, inventory of blood specimens.
  • Cryopreserve blood, blood components and body fluids.
  • Document results.
  • Perform basic data analysis, quality control evaluations.
  • Maintain essential laboratory supplies.
  • All work will be performed under Biosafety Level-2* conditions.
  • Work may involve standing, walking, rapid mental/muscular coordination, good vision, working alone or closely with others.
  • The use of personal protective equipment and strict adherence to safety protocols will be required.


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 the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with course work in a field related to biomedical research, or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Working knowledge of Windows-based computer operating systems.
  • No experience required beyond the education requirement.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • General laboratory skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs.


  • 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)



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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