The Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking to fill a full-time temporary, not to exceed 6 month appointment, as a Biological Science Technician to perform general laboratory duties. The technician would work full-time. The purpose of the work is to analyze immune and genetic control of responses to infectious respiratory diseases. The technician will use immune and molecular techniques: perform tissue culture to grow cell lines and hybridomas; prepares RNA from pig blood and tissue samples, uses ELISAs and fluorescent bead (Luminex) assays to measure culture supernatants and serum cytokine and chemokine protein levels; and assist in preparing samples for analyses of gene expression by quantitative PCR using ABI TaqMan and RNA-seq approaches. The student will use bioinformatic and statistical resources to analyze data. US citizenship required. Position opened until filled.  For details and application directions please contact Joan K. Lunney, Ph.D., APDL, ANRI, ARS, USDA Building 1040, Room 107 Beltsville, MD 20705.  Dr. Lunney can be reached by email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Biological Science Technician

GS-4 or GS-5

Salary Range $14.59 P/H to $16.33 P/H