Research Associate II, HPV Serology Lab - Frederick

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, Maryland
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 23, 2019
Organization Type
The Clinical Services Program's primary mission is to perform sequential studies using samples obtained from patients with cancer, AIDS, chronic granulomatous disease or other diseases associated with immunologic dysfunction, as well as to monitor viral load in patients with HIV.

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program investigates immune responses to vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies, with a focus on HPV.


The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program is looking for Research Associate II with strong experience in immunological monitoring of samples from human clinical trials to work at the HPV Serology Laboratory. The aim of this project is to produce and perform HPV serology assays for assessment of antibody responses to HPV vaccines in clinical trials.

The Research Associate II will:
  • Optimize and validate procedures and methodologies for assessment of immunogenicity according to sponsor requirements, under Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines
  • Plan experiments and conduct testing of large number of samples from clinical trials
  • With limited supervision, design and implement protocols, as well as troubleshoot assays and experiments independently
  • Evaluate, analyze and compile data, maintain databases
  • Be responsible for routine QC/QA procedures, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment and inventories
  • Prepare reports, present data and participate in manuscript and proposal preparation
  • Remain current on literature and relevant laboratory techniques
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical or biological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years related biomedical experience
  • Proficiency with Windows, MS Office, including Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint

  • MS in clinical research, immunology, virology or molecular biology
  • Experience in laboratories operating under GCLP, GMP, GLP, and/or CLIA
  • Experience with large data sets, statistics, and related software tools
  • Experience with robotics
  • Experience with electronic documentation systems and LIMS

  • Candidate will be working with or have the potential for exposure to infectious material(s) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), requiring medical clearance and immunization in accordance with protocol requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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