Biologist - PCR, RNA/DNA analysis

Staff Name: 
Jennifer Clare Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Pathology
Research Area Keywords: 

cancer, immunology, bioconjugates, PCR, RNA/DNA analysis

Position Description: 

An opportunity is available to work as an integral member of the Jones Lab, in the Translational Nanobiology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute.  Our lab is developing and utilizing a scalable, high-throughput, clinical pipeline to utilize extracellular vesicles as biomarkers for precision medicine. Extracellular vesicles range in diameter from 30 -1000 nm, therefore, our laboratory continues to utilize, test, and develop novel analysis equipment and assays. We have a specific focus on identification of molecular signatures associated cancers- especially responses to treatment, including radiation and immunotherapy.

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Experience Required: 

The candidate should have experience with flow cytometry (sample preparation and analysis), ELISA assays, tissue culture, PCR (RNA/DNA purification, processing, and analysis), and gel electrophoresis. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records, knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures, demonstrate excellent aseptic technique, strong verbal and written communication skills, a keen interest in learning and developing new protocols, and strong organizational / time management skills. A minimum of two to five years of laboratory experience is preferred. The candidate will be encouraged to participate in a broad range of learning and collaborative experiences, and they will be expected to engage and work well with various post-doctoral fellows, students, and postbacs, from multiple collaborating institutions, branches, and labs.

How To Apply: 

Please e-mail Jason Savage,, with your CV (including contact information for 2-3 references) and a brief (1/2 page) statement of interest. 

Contact Name: 
Jason Savage
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