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Research Biologist

Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

Position Description:
A research opportunity is available at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

This Fellowship oppurtunity is focused on the mechanism of immunoglobulin - mediated hemolysis, development of assay protocols for intravenous and extravascular hemolysis, and characterization of hemolysis-implicated immunoglobulin intravenous (IGIV) products, including collaborations with investigators within and external to the FDA. The selected candidate may perform the following functions as a part of this project:

  • Perform and analyze laboratory experiments;
  • Maintain records of laboratory work;
  • Participate in research grant and publication writing;
  • Present in internal and national meetings; and
  • Collaborate on projects as necessary.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for 12 months, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Silver Spring, MD area. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Candidates must have received a Master's or Doctoral degree in molecular or cell biology, or a closely related field within five years of the desired start date or expect to complete all degree requirements prior to the desired start date. Lab experience in molecular and cell biology, immunology, and hematology is desired. Also, experience in cell culture, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry is desirable.

To Apply:
A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.