Post Baccalaureate Research Technician

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Full Time
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. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise. **This is a one-year position, with a potential to add a second year** KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under supervision, plan, conduct and evaluates experiments and assays of varying complexity. Provide biophysical and biochemical data on protein-protein and protein-lipid complexes in collaboration with biochemists, structural biologists and computational scientists. Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions. Read and follow experimental protocols (Co-IP, SPR, tissue culture, etc.) Maintain accurate and complete laboratory notebook capturing protocols, results and observation. Stay informed of the latest findings in cancer research. Ability to utilize, calibrate, configure and/or troubleshoot laboratory testing systems and instruments is preferred BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency No work experience required beyond the Bachelor's degree A background in biology, biochemistry, or the biomedical sciences Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and procedures Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, teamwork and communication skills are necessary Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance The Postbac Program is for individuals who meet any ONE of the following criteria: College graduates who received their bachelor's degrees less than THREE years prior to the date they begin the program, Individuals who are more than 3 years past the receipt of their bachelor's degree but received a master's degree less than SIX MONTHS before they begin the program, OR Students who have been accepted into graduate, other doctoral, or medical school programs and who have written permission from their school to delay entrance for up to one year to pursue a biomedical research project at the NIH. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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