Scientist I, HIV Research (req2162)

Posted: 10/5/2021
Location: Frederick, MD
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Job ID: req2162


The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community and provides dedicated support to NCI's intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The dedicated units provide expertise in electron microscopy, protein characterization, mass spectrometry, protein expression, optical microscopy, and genomics. These research efforts are an integral part of CCR at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), where CRTP scientists work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.


  • This individual will join a team to study HIV persistence and clonal expansion.
  • Key responsibility is to perform HIV integration site analysis
  • Plan and carry out other molecular biology experiments on HIV research
  • Analyze experimental results
  • Summarize, communicate, and present result with colleagues, collaborator, and supervisors
  • Write manuscripts based on experimental findings, present findings at scientific meetings


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

  • Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) In virology or other fields of biology or eight (8) years of related experience. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No experience is required with the doctoral degree
  • Knowledge of or experience with HIV biology
  • Knowledge of or experience with basic molecular biology methods such as reverse transcription, PCR, sequencing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Strong experience on HIV biology
  • Strong molecular biology skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of NextGen sequencing technology
  • Proficient general computer skills
  • Interest in and willingness to learn orbe trained in bioinformatics


  • 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