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Scientist I (Cancer Research) - LY6 Biomarker Use in Immune-oncology

Henry M Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland

Position description:

HJF is seeking a Scientist I (Cancer Research) to support the Pathology Department (PAT) located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Pathology Department.

The Scientist I will develop and conducts research projects to further the use of LY6 biomarker in immune-oncology. The incumbent will Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products, and problems associated with the applications of Ly6 targets. Develops new technologies and protocols needed to further clinical use of novel tumor biomarker Ly6 for the treatment of solid cancer.

  1. Processes and interprets experimental data. Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocols. (10%)
  2. Makes scientific observations, maintains detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. (60%)
  3. Coordinates and contributes to new grant and funding applications. (10%)
  4. Trains and supervises laboratory technicians, as needed. (10%)
  5. Prepares written reports and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. (10%)
  6. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others. Additional relevant experience required; Isolation and culture of mouse and human immune cells, multi colour flow analysis using cytoflex to analyze immune cells in xenografts. transduction of T-cells using virus in culture, T-cell injection via tail vein in mice, work with CAR-T cells and publications.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 2-5 years of relevant work experience required.

Work Environment: Set in a laboratory work environment.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Application Deadline: May 30, 2021

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