Biologist (Cryptococcus and Mammalian Cells)

GAP Solutions, Inc.
 Bethesda, MD

Position Objective: Provide services as a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal life by planning and administering biological research programs functional responsibility.
  • Assist with performing basic laboratory experiments and procedures by analyzing experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings; analyze the role of mRNA degradation in T-cell biology description, and perform RNA and DNA extraction experiments on Cryptococcus and mammalian cells.
  • Perform basic molecular biology techniques on Cryptococcus and mammalian cells such as plasmid transformation and mutant generation functional responsibility.
  • Prepare, organize and maintain various lab samples, supplies, and equipment by operating, calibrating, or maintaining equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers. Operate laboratory equipment to analyze samples and analyze laboratory findings.
  • Prepare and write Scientific Manuscripts and present relevant findings.
  • Organize manuscripts: introduction, methods, results and discussion with figures sufficient to publish in leading publications.
  • Learn new laboratory techniques and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the research laboratory environment.
  • Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff.
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job, email us at recruiting@gapsi.com. You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.

GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

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