The Natural Products Support Group provides scientific and technical support to the Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP) of the NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). The group is comprised of several laboratories responsible for various natural product-based support activities including extraction of plant, microbial, and marine biota; pre-fractionation of natural product extracts; isolation and identification of biologically active natural products; preforming cryo-preservations and microbial fermentations; and in-vitro and in-vivo drug preparations.
The Research Associate I will be responsible for:
Development and implementation of automated prefractionation methods
Maintenance, troubleshooting and performing quality control of liquid handling equipment
Maintenance, troubleshooting and quality control of laboratory robotic integration equipment
Maintenance and troubleshooting of mass spectrometry equipment
Serving as back up for in-vitro drug preparations
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering or closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of related experience working in a laboratory environment
Ability to meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills and a capacity to work in a team environment
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Knowledge of separation methods for natural products or small molecules
Experience with 3D printing and drawing software
Familiarity with nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, and IR spectrophotometry instrumentation, data acquisition and interpretation
Familiarity with programing of lab automation equipment, including Tecan FluentControl and Evoware, Hamilton Instinct IV, HighRes Biosolutions Cellario, and Brooks Strata.
The Frederick National Laboratory (operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc) is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases.