Research Associate I (NCI) – Leidos – Bethesda, MD

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Job ID: 6034
Job date: 2016-09-27
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Company : Leidos 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS.

The breadth of FNLCR’s activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes. LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M.

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at .


The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.


The Research Associate I is responsible for managing a complex, multigenic mouse colony and is instrumental in designing, optimizing and implementing complex breeding protocols. The technician will also be responsible for performing specialized experimental procedures involving the use of animal models.

Duties include: 1) maintenance of real time animal colony database, 2) genotyping and data interpretation, 3) designing optimal breeding strategies, 4) Independently designing and scheduling experimental studies, 5) performing experiments utilizing experimental compounds and chemical carcinogens, 6) Performing injections via various routes, 7) monitoring phenotypes and treatment responses, 8) collecting blood and tissues, 9) coordinating work with other LASP core facilities, and 10) tumor measuring

This is a change in facility. Work schedule is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with occasional weekend and holiday hours.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to the biomedical or veterinary sciences or four (4) years equivalent experience in the appropriate field in lieu of degree Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency A minimum of two (2) years of laboratory animal technical experience Understanding of Mendelian genetics Experience in rodent breeding colony management and associated procedures Experience in performing experimental procedures including surgeries Knowledge of survival surgeries Knowledge of generating cell suspensions Ability to maintain precise, accurate records Computer/data entry skills Knowledge of standard operating procedures for animal facilities and the basic requirements for maintaining laboratory animals and performing scientific procedures involving animal testing and data collection Ability to lift, and carry up to 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment
Excellent observation and organization skills Ability to multi-task Excellent written and oral communications skills AALAS certification
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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