Biology Laboratory Technician I - Malaria Biologics Branch WRAIR

Employer
Parsons Corporation
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2264222652
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Confidential
Job Description:
Parsons is currently seeking a Biology Laboratory Technician Level I to join the Malaria Biologics Branch at WRAIR.A Biology Technician I level performs experiments to aid biological researchers in their duties and to assist with maintenance of laboratory supplies/equipment. A bachelor's degree in a biology-type field plus a minimum of two years practical research laboratory experience or a recent master's degree with a research laboratory component is required. Key Responsibilities :
- Perform experiments in support of laboratory activities and evaluate immune responses from vaccinated animals.
- Laboratory activities include small animal handling, sample collections, sample preparation, mammalian cell culture, and cellular assays (ELISpot, flow cytometry and/or cytokine detection using multiplex methods) with appropriate sterile techniques.
- Support general laboratory management, such as supply inventory, waste disposal and laboratory cleanliness, including storage units such as refrigerators, freezers, and incubators.
- Assist in maintaining frozen sample inventories.
Required Qualifications:
- University Bachelor's degree in a related field (Biology degree preferred) and 2 years research laboratory experience or a recent Master's degree with a research laboratory component.
- Knowledge of general laboratory sterile technique and mammalian cell culture.
- Experience with small animal handling (laboratory mouse).
- Experience with techniques relevant to immunological response characterization (flow cytometry, cell stimulations for cytokine secretion, etc.)
- Team player with excellent communication and strong inter-personal skills.
- Good documentation abilities.
- Desire to learn.
- Systematic and organized approach to time management.
- Detail-oriented work ethic.
Desired but not required:
- Knowledge of quality systems and SOPs.
- Background in assay development and optimization.
- Experience in protein isolation from E. coli .
- Familiarity with molecular biology techniques, such as PCR and plasmid preparations.
- Capable of performing antibody assays (ELISA or luminex, including isotyping and avidity assays).
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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