Staff Scientist I - Center for Cancer Immunology Research

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Jul 02, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
The Staff Scientist will perform research in adoptive T cell immunotherapy under the direction of the principal investigators with the goal of learning the skills and knowledge necessary to translate cell therapies into clinical trials and manage projects in the CETI Program. Work involves working with clinical grade cell therapy products for human use. Eligible candidates must have a fundamental understanding of regulatory agency governance and be able to develop and apply elements and requirements of a quality system, evaluate various types of audits and self-inspections, and analyze documents and record management systems.


Minimum Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Medical Doctor (M.D.)
Master's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
MS degree with 3 years of relevant work experience .

Minimum Work Experience
2 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least two to four years of progressive specialized post-doctoral experience. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Next-Generation sequencing, bioinformatics, molecular genetics

Functional Accountabilities

Commitment to Research
1. Conduct research and development of new Next-Generation sequencing clinical assays.
2. Assist in developing publications for peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.

Responsible Conduct of Research
1. Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
2. Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
3. Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the laboratory director(s).
4. Responsible for appropriate use of funds.
5. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.

Conduct of Research
1. Use accepted methods and techniques, solves well-defined problems and performs specific and limited portions of broader projects, under technical guidance of the principal investigator and the senior staff scientist.
2. Conduct experiments in the laboratory that include developing new methods, taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data, and analyzing results.
3. Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; network primarily within own technical peer group.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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