Research Associate I

Organization
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Job Location
Frederick, MD
Job Description

COMPANY INFORMATION 
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS. 

The breadth of FNLCR's activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes. LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M. 

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at www.leidosbiomed.com. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 
The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research programs in basic or applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology or human genetics. Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). 

JOB DESCRIPTION 
The Flow Cytometry Core supports the research efforts of the Center for Cancer Research by providing expertise in the field of flow cytometry with the goal of better understanding the biology of cancer and cancer cells. The Flow Cytometry Core provides advice on the experimental design of applications, which include immunological phenotyping, cell function assays, and cell cycle analysis. 
The Research Associate I is responsible for: 1) the operation and maintenance of the bench-top analyzers and cell sorter flow cytometers, 2) training scientific end users on the use of flow cytometry in their research and how to operate and troubleshoot the bench-top analyzer instruments, 3) ordering lab supplies, and 4) record keeping.

Requirements: 
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 a degree 
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency 
In addition to education requirements, a minimum of two (2) years related biomedical experience 
Experience with techniques and theories used in multi-parameter flow cytometry 
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel 
Basic lab skills, including sterile technique 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
Previous experience working with Becton Dickinson flow cytometers 

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.

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