Research Technician

Lab/Branch/Program: 
Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch
Job Category: 
Laboratory/Support
Location: 
Bethesda
Multiple Positions Available: 
No
Research Area Keywords: 

fluorescence cell sorting, flow cytometry

Position Description: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research in basic and applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology, and human genetics. Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES - THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL

In support of the research efforts of Dr. James Kochenderfer, and the Center for Cancer Research, Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, whose research efforts are focused on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are fusion proteins that recognize malignant cells. T cells genetically engineered to express CARs can be infused into patients to treat cancer. Dr. Kochenderfer leads laboratory studies of CAR T-cell biology and clinical studies of CAR T-cell therapies for multiple myeloma and for treatment of B-cell malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The BSP requires a technician to support these research efforts.

The Research Technician will be responsible for:

Performance of cell culture RNA and DNA extractions

Performance of qPCR, ELISA assays, and flow cytometry

Active participation in animal experiments, to include intravenous injections (either retro-bulbar or tail vein), intraperitoneal injections, subcutaneous injections

Basic mouse handling skills

Establishment and maintenance of lab records

Ordering of laboratory supplies

Number of Positions: 
1
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Number of References Required: 
3
Experience Required: 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical research. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).

No experience is required with a Bachelor’s degree

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Previous mouse handling experience, and experience participating in mouse experiments, as outlined in the job responsibilities

Knowledge and experience with aseptic technique

Knowledge and experience in the performance of qPCR, ELISA, flow cytometry

Experience maintaining lab records and ordering lab supplies

Expected Competencies:

Ability to work alone and in a team environment

Routine problem solving abilities

Basic understanding of general laboratory skills

Additional Information: 

Hiring for this position will be through Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

Contact Name: 
Sheryl Hollarn
Contact E-mail: 
sheryl.hollarn@nih.gov

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