Flow Cytometry Research Associate
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA
We are currently searching for a Flow Cytometry Research Associate to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform a wide range of complex procedures in the Laboratory. Specific techniques may include, but are not limited to, monoclonal antibody conjugation, fluorescent dye chemistry, peripheral mononuclear cell isolation, multiparameter flow cytometry, T cell stimulation assays, immunophenotyping, and tissue culture.
- Conduct independent research under the guidance of the Chief, including planning, and conducting of experiments, data analysis and peer reviewed publication of data.
- Coordinate clinical specimen management, including inventory, sampling, and analysis, in support of the clinical research protocols.
- Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments under standard guidelines and following Standard Operating Procedures to perform test, analyses, and other procedures.
- Interact with scientists from other organizations or institutions involved in similar or related research projects.Interact with students, post-doctoral fellows and non-doctoral research technicians on experimental design and laboratory-based methodologies.
- Train laboratory personnel on optimal use of newly-built flow cytometry technologies and ensure that the data obtained by those personnel are appropriately generated.Maintain accurate, daily records of experiments.
- Analyze experimental data, prepare summary analyses for presentation and/or publication, and write substantial portions of manuscripts including such data
- Master’s degree in Biology, Immunology, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of experience may be considered equivalent.
- Minimum of three (3) years of laboratory-based training in Immunology or a closely related field.
- Extensive experience with all aspects of flow cytometry including instrument standardization, calibration, and assay optimization.
- Experience performing a variety of laboratory procedures, including monoclonal antibody conjugation, fluorescent dye chemistry, peripheral mononuclear cell isolation, multiparameter flow cytometry, T cell stimulation assays, immunophenotyping, and tissue culture
- Excellent written skills and experience in oral presentations.