Research Technician, Atomic Force Microscopy

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Frederick, MD
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Research Technician, Atomic Force Microscopy Job ID: req164Facility: Frederick: Ft DetrickLocation: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases. Position Overview: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community and provides dedicated support to NCI's intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The dedicated units provide electron microscopy, protein characterization, protein expression, optical microscopy and genetics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES- THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL The Research Technician will support Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory (OMAL) and collaborating scientists in the CCR by: Providing sample preparation expertise for biological Atomic Force Microscopy, acquiring images with the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and interpreting and quantitatively analyzing images and force data Training AFM users in the aforementioned tasks Maintaining the AFM Performing fluorescence microscopy Assisting in determining new microscopy, sample preparation techniques, and image analysis methods to introduce to OMAL Representing OMAL at meetings and events at the NCI in Frederick and Bethesda Keeping OMAL in compliance with Institutional, State and Federal regulations BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree. from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the natural sciences. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency. No experience is required beyond the educational requirements Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Computer programming Image analysis Thorough understanding of the principals of and expertise in biological atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy including fluorescence microscopy Hands on experience in using microscopy, cell and molecular biology techniques Ability to work independently and as part of a team Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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