Scientist: NIH-NIAID-LVD at Camris International in Bethesda, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


CAMRIS is a clinical and life sciences firm that realizes innovative solutions to challenges worldwide through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

CAMRIS is seeking a Scientist to support the mission of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) by conducting and supporting basic, translational and clinical research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

The Scientist will provide the following services in support of the Laboratory of Vialr Diseases, DNA Tumor Section, including:


  • Perform scientific percedures such as keratinocyte cell culture. In particular, requires use of mitotically arrested fibroblast feeders to support keratinocyte growth. This requires frequent
    (several times per week) use of an irradiator. Irradiator access requires security clearance - Public Trust Level 5.
  • Perform confocal microscopy, such as Leica SP8, including combined immunofluorescence, fluorescent in situ hybridization and live cell imaging techniques.
  • Perform basic laboratory maintenance including monitoring the levels of supplies, arranging for equipment repair/calibration, handling received orders; such as using the NIAID procurement system such as AMBIS and database management of laboratory reagents and specimens using Filemaker Pro.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide, NIH-wide, and national and international meetings and for publication.


  • Ph.D. required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Experience and knowledge in chromatin biology, particularly as it pertains to the DNA damage response and viral DNA replication. Skill with chromatin immunoprecipitation is essential.
  • Must be able to obtain Level 5 Public Trust security clearance.