Laboratory Technician - histology, immunohistochemistry

Staff Name: 
Jeffrey Schlom, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology
Research Area Keywords: 

histology, immunohistochemistry

Position Description: 

The Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology (LTIB), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH functions as a translational research program focused on the development of novel immunotherapies for cancer. The LTIB strategic plan focuses on the development of immunotherapies to be used as monotherapies and in combination with other immune-modulatory agents, including conventional or experimental therapies. Some of the specific research areas of the Laboratory are the study of mechanisms of tumor progression and resistance to immunotherapies in different cancer types; the determination of factors that can enhance an immune response against the tumor; the design and execution of preclinical studies using combinations of checkpoint inhibitors, vaccines, cytokines and other immune modulators. This effort involves several collaborative activities with multiple scientists and clinicians both in the intramural and extramural scientific communities. The LTIB is seeking a Histology/Immunohistochemistry Laboratory Technician to develop, validate and implement histology and immunohistochemical staining procedures with murine and human tissues, as needed to support research projects being conducted in the Laboratory. This is a contractor position. 

The individual will work with LTIB principal investigators and senior staff to develop, validate and implement histology/immunohistochemical staining procedures with murine and human tissues; plan, develop and implement assigned experiments and protocols; prepare tissue slides (paraffin and frozen sections) for histochemical or immunohistochemical staining, using both manual or automated systems; and perform standard histochemical staining (H&E, etc.) and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining using a chromogenic or fluorescent methodology, by utilizing a manual or an automated IHC platform.

The individual will acquire data by conducting scanning of slides using an Axio scanner or equivalent system and provide guidance and training to staff on the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures/techniques.

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Experience Required: 

The individual should have experience with the design and execution of histology and/or immunohistochemistry experience.

B.S. or equivalent degree in a laboratory science.

1-3 years of experience is preferable.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

Applicants should submit a cover letter including relevant experience and interests and curriculum vitae to:

Robin Riley
Program Analyst
Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, CCR, NCI

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Robin Riley
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