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Scientist I, Single Cell Analysis Facility

Job ID: req1952
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 and provides dedicated support to NCI’s intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The dedicated units provide expertise in electron microscopy, protein characterization, mass spectrometry, protein expression, optical microscopy, and genomics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), where CRTP scientists work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist I to join the Single Cell Analysis Facility (SCAF) of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at NCI. The SCAF provides support for state-of-the-art single cell sequencing technologies to basic and translational cancer research.

This Scientist I will have a role in:

  • Project support for multiple Investigators, including involvement in performing single cell captures, library preparation, quality control and sequencing
  • Contributing to consultations on experimental design, sample preparation and project troubleshooting
  • Working to implement support for new or advanced single cell methods more efficiently and effectively

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or eight (8) years of related experience.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No work experience required with a Doctorate degree
  • Strong background in cell and molecular biology, with familiarity of next generation sequencing methods
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with current single cell sequencing methods
  • Hands-on experience with next-gen library preparation and sequencing
  • Experience working in a core facility or other team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Familiarity with diverse sample types and processing methods
  • Knowledge and background experience in cancer biology and immunology
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

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

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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