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Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc.
West Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
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ORAU has a contingent job opportunity for a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD) and the SARS-CoV-2 Virology Core (SVC) within National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health. The SVC is a high-containment research core embedded in the LVD that advances SARS-CoV-2 research on the NIH Bethesda campus by supporting collaborative research in the intramural community of the NIH. The positions are contingent on award of an upcoming contract with NIAID Professional, Scientific and Technical Support Services. Salary for positions will be determined based on education and experience. Relocation support is not available for this position.

ORAU has been providing scientific and technical talent staffing solutions and designing, managing, and evaluating jobs and internships for more than 70 years. ORAU assists in connecting the best and most diverse group of students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and job opportunities, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

• Conduct research in a BSL3 laboratory.

• Read and Follow protocols in the production of laboratory reagents.

• Perform mammalian cell culture aseptic techniques.

• Work with standard virological techniques that include virus enumeration (plaque and TCID50 assays) viral stock preparation, virus concentration and purification, scale-up, and characterization.

• Work with molecular biology techniques including quantitative PCR and molecular cloning

with with in next generation deep sequencing techniques.

• Proficent in the design and application of ELISA techniques to quantify viral antigens or in support of serology.

• Perform work with anti-viral compound screening using cell based assays.

• Perform assays to measure the functional properties of antibodies including neutralization assays.

• Maintain accurate laboratory records.

• Analyze, discuss, and interpret data with other members of the lab, and able to work independently and in a team environment

• Maintain lab supplies - order scientific reagents and equipment, such as obtaining price quotes, tracking of orders, inventory of materials, and restocking the laboratory.

• Maintain safe workplace and must adhere to all appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.

• Strict adherance to all safety requirements and protocols in a high containment BSL-3 laboratory environment.

• Master's Degree plus 6 years' experience or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years' experience.

• Must complete and maintain a NIH Tier 3 elevated security clearance required for work in high containment laboratories and maintain fof standing in the NIH Biosurety program

• Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including a PAPR.

• Must be able to read, write, and understand English.

• Must be able to receive required vaccinations.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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