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Research Associate I

Company: Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location: Frederick
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES-THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL Performing cultural and molecular based diagnostic procedures on a variety of laboratory animals and environmental samples for pathogen detection and diagnostic evaluation to ensure the health status of animals in animal facilities Design, perform, document, and report the results of a variety of microbiological and molecular biological procedures including culture, microscopic examination, nucleic acid isolation, PCR and real-time PCR/RT-PCR assays Performing necropsy of laboratory rodents, and the collection of blood, tissues/organs and other biological samples for diagnostic evaluation when needed BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years related microbiological and molecular biology experience. Extensive experience with culture, nucleic acid isolation, PCR and real-time PCR techniques Ability to independently carry out experimental procedures and perform trouble shooting to ensure the timely completion of overall project Competent with computer operations and Microsoft Excel program Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Microbiological methods PCR, real-time PCR JOB HAZARDS OR REQUIREMENTS 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 infectious material(s) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), requiring medical clearance and immunization in accordance with protocol requirements 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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