Scientist, Single Cell Analysis Facility (NCI)

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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 electron microscopy, protein characterization, protein expression, optical microscopy and nextGen sequencing. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).  CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.


We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist I to join the newly established Single Cell Analysis Facility (SCAF) of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at NCI.  The SCAF will house state of the art single cell sequencing technologies including 10xGenomics Chromium, BD Genomics Rhapsody, DEPPArray, and other emerging single cell technologies.

The Scientist:

  • Will interact with close to 200 laboratories within the CCR to design and carry out single cell experiments for cancer research
  • Will work on single cell isolation/preparation from various tissues and cells and related NexGen sequencing library preparation
  • Is expected to author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No work experience beyond the doctorate is required for appointment at this level
  • Able to prepare detailed, concise technical reports, including assisting with publications
  • Laboratory skills
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • One (1) or more years of postdoctoral research and training.
  • Strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, cancer biology and knowledge/experience in NexGen sequencing.  Expert in single cell preparation methods from various tissues and cells
  • Familiar with downstream single cell sequencing application
  • Experience with one or more single cell isolation technology platforms such as deparray, Fluidigm C1, dropseq, 10xgenomics and other emerging platforms
  • Experience working in a core facility
  • Experience or knowledge with NextGen sequencing and single cell sequencing

Expected Competencies:

  • Must have strong cell biology background
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work dynamically in a diverse team environment
  • Capable of learning new technologies quickly

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