Laboratory Technician - Molecular biology, yeast genetics

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Job Description

The position of Laboratory Technician is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shiv Grewal, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH.  The Grewal lab studies fundamental principles governing the assembly and epigenetic inheritance of heterochromatin, a repressive form of chromatin that controls gene expression and protects genome stability.  Using the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system, the lab focuses on the role of RNAi-dependent and -independent pathways using a variety of genetic, biochemical, and genome-wide sequencing techniques. The lab is seeking a laboratory technician to assist with various ongoing lab projects. The successful candidate will work closely with lab members to perform fundamental lab procedures and help with routine laboratory maintenance tasks. Although previous experience in the chromatin field is not required, the candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in a science discipline, possess basic lab skills gained from prior work experience in a lab, and be proficient in molecular biology techniques. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate the enthusiasm and ability to learn new methods as applicable to the lab projects, including yeast genetic crosses, genetic screens, antibody testing, biochemical protein immunoprecipitations, and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experiments.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
B.S./B.A. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Contractor Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Proficiency with molecular biology techniques and basic lab skills

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.


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How to Apply
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Contact Information
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Shiv Grewal
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DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.