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Research Technician (NCI)

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Job Number:
648557
Job Category:
Scientist / Research & Development
Location:
FREDERICK, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
Description:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The AIDS Monitoring Laboratory (AML), located within the Clinical Services Program, is a state-of-the-art clinical research laboratory, which specializes in basic immunology and flow cytometry. The primary mission of the AML is to perform sequential studies of immune function in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease or other emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Technician will be responsible for performing immunological procedures and assays that include:

  • Processing blood and body fluids from HIV-infected patients
  • Cryopreservation of clinical specimens
  • Performing ELISA tests, fluorescent labeling of peripheral blood cells, EBV transformation of human B cells, cell culture, inventorying patient blood specimens
  • Documenting results
  • Performing basic data analysis, quality control evaluations
  • Maintaining essential laboratory supplies.
  • All work will be performed under Biosafety Level-2* conditions. Work may involve standing, walking, rapid mental/muscular coordination, good vision, working alone or closely with others. The use of personal protective equipment and strict adherence to safety protocols will be required


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with course work in a field related to biomedical research. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Ability to work under Biosafety Level-2* conditions. Work may involve standing, walking, rapid mental/muscular coordination, good vision, working alone or closely with others. The use of personal protective equipment and strict adherence to safety protocols will be required
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • General laboratory skills

Expected Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of Windows-based computer operating systems


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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