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Research Associate I, Single Cell Analysis Facility

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Research Associate I, Single Cell Analysis Facility

Job ID: req3247
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Cancer Research Technology Program
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.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


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.


We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate 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.

  • General upkeep of the lab, including archiving samples, ordering, and managing stock levels
  • Performing single cell captures, library preparation, quality control and sequencing
  • Helping with experimental design, sample preparation and project troubleshooting

    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 CHEA). ( Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of experience performing cell and molecular biology experiments
    • General cell biology experience, including cell culture, viability and accurate cell counting
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

      Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
      • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly
      • Background knowledge of cancer biology, immunology, and infectious disease
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
      • Experience with next-generation sequencing
        • 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)

Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Bethesda , Research Associate I, Single Cell Analysis Facility, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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