Biologist (Flow Cytometry)

Job Details
Institution: National Institutes of Health
Term: 4 years
Keyword Names: Cancer/Oncology, Academic/Research
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240
Line 1: National Cancer Institute
City: Bethesda
Country: United States

Job Description

Biologist (Flow Cytometry)

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual with experience in providing laboratory assistance to one or more senior investigators, performing various laboratory experiments in support of research programs, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH!


  • Investigate research objectives relevant to the overall goals of the laboratory.
  • Discuss the scope and objectives of the research project with the research scientist.
  • Develop?research objectives based upon working models formulated by the incumbent as a result of personal work experience, scientific knowledge, and review of the literature.
  • Determine problems or deficiencies in methodology or protocols and take?appropriate corrective action.
  • Determine?the time and resources required to perform the experiments and participate?in the establishment of plans and schedules.
  • Select?and order?the specific kind and number of animals, media, buffers, reagents, tissue samples, and other materials required.
  • Set?up the laboratory, assuring that instrumentation to be used is in working order and is properly calibrated.
  • Provide?advice and consultation for Institute personnel regarding methods and techniques.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • This position has an education requirement.
  • This is a Term Appointment that is Not-To-Exceed 4 years.


In order to qualify for a Biologist, GS-401 position you must meet the following Education Requirements:

A. have completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited college or university; OR

B. have a combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, AND have appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.