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Post Baccalaureate Fellow (req1932)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Frederick
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The ACVP is looking for a Post-baccalaureate Fellow to support a specific LDER Project, entitled "Production of improved SIV-specific engineered T cells for adoptive cellular immunotherapyusing Artificial Thymic Organoids (ATO)" under the leadership of Dr. Yichuan Wang in the Retroviral Pathogenesis Section of the ACVP. The goal of this study is to develop novel engineered T cell clones that could eradicate virus reservoirs, a major obstacle for achieving a cure of HIV infection. The key responsibilities of the applicant will be:

  • Work in a team-oriented environment, consistently follow detailed protocols and instructions, and keep careful records
  • Utilize standard cell biology, immunology and molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to molecular cloning, tissue culture, ELISA
  • Work with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) for data summary and presentation
  • Observing and learning the techniques related to T cell engineering
  • Setting up and maintaining three-dimensional cell cultures
  • Performing in-vitro immunoassays
  • Summarizing and presenting data

**THIS POSITION ISCONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL**

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Possession of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related fieldor four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No experience is required beyond the B.S. degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Previous experience in laboratory
  • Flow cytometry experience
  • Basic understanding of HIV biology
  • Three-dimensional (3D) Cell culture experience

JOB HAZARDS
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations


Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick , Post Baccalaureate Fellow (req1932), Other , Frederick, Maryland

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