Post Doctoral Fellow

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Accountant, IT
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 position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research.KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIESThe Post Doctoral Fellow will: Postdoctoral fellows participate in all phases of a research, production or specialized service effort; the design and implementation of research protocols, conduct of experiments, preparation of sophisticated instrumentation, organization of data, interpretation of results, and preparation of acceptable reports, publications or presentations, review manuscripts with supervisor, attend and participate in meetings and seminars. Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. May require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols. Prepares plans and protocols for accomplishing scientific objectives and develops changes for new more efficient production methods Operates and maintains sensitive biomedical equipment Exercises independent judgment within a defined work scope Sets up and conducts experiments or production assays or tests using protocols specified by a program scientist Compiles, analyzes, and reports scientific data to laboratory supervisors Keeps exact and detailed records and documents laboratory operations and data collection Maintains proper quality control checks for experiments or production assays or tests Independently performs assay methods development and seeks advice when appropriate Responsible for ensuring that the work is written and published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and for the integrity of the data being presented Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Possession of a Doctoral 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 additional experience required for candidates with a Doctoral degree Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The candidate's graduate study is related to basic, translational or clinical study of human diseases, such as cancer JOB HAZARDS Candidate will be working with or have the potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s) Candidate will be working with or have the potential for exposure to Vaccinia virus, requiring medical clearance and immunizations in accordance with protocol requirements Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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