Biologist - NIH - DIR/LIG
Employment Type: Full-Time
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We are seeking a Biologist for the Laboratory of Immunogenetics (LIG), Antibody Biology Unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
* Perform upkeep and routine maintenance for project, maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc., required to handle biological materials, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc., maintain work bench and equipment related to projects.
* Catalog and label laboratory samples and consumables. Help with maintaining and organizing inventory of samples and metadata, and with managing inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents. Liaise with vendors as needed.
* Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide meetings and for publication.
* Write reports of findings, state methods and procedures, include any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved and results of experiments.
* Maintain laboratory records.
* Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with task leader as part of the planning process for subsequent studies.
* Operate and communicate effectively in a group, team-oriented working environment.
* Work with and support others in a collegial, open, respectful, and interactive working manner.
* Work collaboratively with others in the lab to generate data for publications.
* Master's degree in a related field.
* Minimum of two (2) - three (3) years of experience working in a laboratory setting.
* Expertise in next-generation sequencing of antibody heavy and light chains, including in primer design and library preparation for Illumina or other platforms and bioinformatics analysis of these sequences.
* Experience in using the R and Python programming languages, as well as the use of antibody sequence analysis software such as those in the Immcantation framework.
* Experience with high-throughput instruments. Ability to learn to handle robotic liquid handlers, high-throughput flow cytometers and the Berkeley Lights Beacon.
* Expertise in molecular biology techniques, which may include, but are not limited to: DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA sequencing, gene cloning, peptide synthesis, protein analysis, RNA isolation, PCR, etc.
* Experience in cell culture and flow cytometry.
* Proficient in principles of molecular biology and antibody biology