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Biologist

Company: GAP Solutions, Inc
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Position Objective: Provide services as a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Laboratory of Immune System Biology (LISB) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: mononuclear cell extraction from peripheral blood and human tissue, high-dimensional flow cytometry, functional studies of immune cells, DNA/RNA/protein isolation and purification from a variety of sources, DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis including RNAseq and other advanced techniques, ELISA, cell culture, histology, etc.
  • Process human tissue and blood samples and maintain and organize human blood and tissue biorepository.
  • Perform flow cytometric staining, acquisition on spectral and conventional flow cytometers, and analysis.
  • Design and perform studies to characterize and assess human immune cell (including monocyte, T cell and B cell) function ex vivo from patients with inflammatory disorders.
  • Perform SNP genotyping and/or sequencing analyses of human DNA samples.
  • Knowledge of or willing to learn principles of immunology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, single cell analyses, bioinformatics and systems biology.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide, NIH-wide, and national and international meetings and for publication.
  • Perform quality control of the laboratory.
  • Generate laboratory records to support laboratory research, and independently performing necessary calculations.
  • Write report(s) of findings, state methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the supervisor as part of the planning process for subsequent studies, and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with the task leader as well as lab group meetings.
  • Provide training to students and other laboratory personnel in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc.
  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc. required to handle biological materials, carcinogens, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology or a related field is required. A Master's degree is a plus
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience working in a molecular biological laboratory is required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job us at recruiting@gapsi.com. You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.

GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Keywords: GAP Solutions, Inc, Bethesda , Biologist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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