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Research Associate II 604032 (NCI) (Job Number:604032)
Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This position is in support of the DNA Extraction and Staging Laboratory (DESL) as part of the Cancer Genomics Research (CGR) Laboratory. The CGR is a high-throughput genomics research laboratory supporting the NCI''s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). DESL is functional area within the group responsible for all sample preparation for use at CGR and collaborative institutions around the world.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and execution of biospecimen aliquotting job requests. Biospecimens handled include serum, plasma, urine, and fecal matter (serum is by far the most requested material type). The selected individual will need to exercise independent judgment in performing assigned tasks while interacting with the laboratory manager on project priority, progress and issues. Work scope includes development of task plan, validation and testing of any new automation methods, preparation of automation files, labeling tubes, execution of the aliquotting task, batching, and shipment of test samples. Additionally, residual vials will need to be returned to inventory at the biorepository following task completion. All database tracking will be the responsibility of the RA II. Depending on the number of aliquotting requests, additional time will be dedicated to DESL''s remaining laboratory areas of nucleic acid extraction and QC. Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical or biological materials. Requires the use of personal protective equipment and adhere to strict safety protocols. This level employee typically works on multiple, concurrent projects deemed moderately complex based on the following variables: specimen fragility, file manipulation and preparation, database interaction, complexity of aliquotting tasks, turn around time, and project size.
Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research or four (4) years equivalent experience in the appropriate field in lieu of degree.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years related biomedical experience.
Experience in molecular biology, general laboratory skills, exercising independent judgment, working knowledge of genomics/biomarkers, SOPs (writing and review) gathering requirements and completing scope of work documentation, liquid handling automation.
The successful candidate is detail oriented, has the ability to mulit-task multiple concurrent complex projects.
This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with use of LIMS or other complex databases (e.g. BSI); experience with a wide range of biospecimens.
Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.
Leidos Overview:Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company''s approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.
Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2014, 11:03:56 AM
Primary Location: United States-MD-FREDERICK
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: 604032
Date: Fri, 21 03 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Country: US
State: MD
City: Frederick
Postal Code: 21701
Locale: en_US

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