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Post Baccalaureate Fellow in Frederick, MD

Location: Frederick, MD
Career Level: Entry Level
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Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Job ID: req1932
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

 Position Overview:



The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that performs cutting-edge research in an effort to improve our understanding of AIDS-associated disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. The Program consists of several research Sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models. The ACVP also has eight Research Support Core Groups (Cores) that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH, and to extramural investigators.


The ACVP is looking for a Post-baccalaureate Fellow to support a specific LDER Project, entitled “Production of improved SIV-specific engineered T cells for adoptive cellular immunotherapy
using Artificial Thymic Organoids (ATO)” under the leadership of Dr. Yichuan Wang in the Retroviral Pathogenesis Section of the ACVP. The goal of this study is to develop novel engineered T cell clones that could eradicate virus reservoirs, a major obstacle for achieving a cure of HIV infection.

The key responsibilities of the applicant will be:

  • Work in a team-oriented environment, consistently follow detailed protocols and instructions, and keep careful records
  • Utilize standard cell biology, immunology and molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to molecular cloning, tissue culture, ELISA
  • Work with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) for data summary and presentation
  • Observing and learning the techniques related to T cell engineering
  • Setting up and maintaining three-dimensional cell cultures
  • Performing in-vitro immunoassays
  • Summarizing and presenting data



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related field or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No experience is required beyond the B.S. degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Previous experience in laboratory
  • Flow cytometry experience
  • Basic understanding of HIV biology
  • Three-dimensional (3D) Cell culture experience


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


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