Biologist

Employer
CAMRIS International
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 23, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2335243854
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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 Drug Development and Clinical Sciences Branch, Therapeutics Research Program, DAIDS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Provide support of lab activities related to the structural biology of viruses and vaccine particles
and vaccine development, such as but not limited to: prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell culture
techniques for the production and purification of influenza viruses and the production of
recombinant protein antigens and antibodies by gradient centrifugation and column
chromatography.
• Perform cell culture techniques related to cell-based assays such as antibody-dependent cellular
cytotoxicity (ADCC,) microneutralization, Median Tissue Culture Infectious Dose (TCID50)
assays would be preferred
• Perform general biochemical and immunological assays such as hemagglutination inhibition
assay, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, and ELISA.
• Perform and analyze immunological assays according to Laboratory Standard Operating
Procedures, including but not limited to Western Blot, ELISA, ADCC, microneutralization, and
(TCID50) assays, HAI and other inhibition assays.
• Perform molecular biology/virology methods including but not limited to DNA extraction and
purification, PCR, RT-qPCR, molecular cloning, gel electrophoresis, transfections, bacterial
transformations, recombinant protein production/purification and microscopy.
• Apply Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) principles to characterize test articles, analyze
specimens, and maintain detailed records of assays and data.
• Maintain cell cultures (e.g., Vero, MDCK cells), and perform virus amplification, harvest, and
titration
• Receive, organize, and distribute specimens, documenting shipments using specified electronic
systems.
• Apply Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) principles to characterize test articles, analyze
specimens, and maintain detailed records of assays and data.
• Maintain cell cultures (e.g., Vero, CRFK, Sf-9, CHO, RAW264.7, CaCo-2 cells, intestinal
enteroids), and perform virus or VLP amplification, harvest, and titration.

Specific Qualifications:
• All support positions required a minimum of a BS degree; some require a MS, MD, or Ph.D.
• The education, skills and relevant years of experience required for each support position
are consistent with those identified as the minimum requirements for the labor categories
specified in the contract.
• Biologist:
o Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in biology or a related field.
o Minimum of six years of laboratory experience performing the serological and
molecular techniques detailed above, as well as experience working with viruses and
tissue culture.
o Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and report
generation.
o Concise, clear and professional verbal and written communication.
o Demonstrated skills in organization, problem solving, resourcefulness and flexibility.
o Demonstrated ability in conducting high-quality experiments, including dexterity in
pipetting.
o Foot travel within the NIH campus

CAMRIS International, LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at CAMRIS.com. 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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