Biologist - NIH - DIR/LVD

CAMRIS International
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
CAMRIS is a clinical and life sciences firm that realizes innovative solutions to challenges worldwide through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

CAMRIS attracts the next generation of scientists to work at premier government research and development institutions with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, under world leaders in health research. Our exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, and life insurance. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing health and research organization dedicated to making the world a healthier place, please apply today!

We are seeking a Biologist to support 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 National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • 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 in next generation deep sequencing techniques.
  • Proficient 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 adherence 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 of standing in the NIH Biosecurity 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.

CAMRIS International, LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.

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