Malaria Culture Lab Technician
Clinical Research Management - Silver Spring, MD

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We are currently seeking a Malaria Culture Lab Technician for the Silver Spring, Maryland area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate and maintain human malaria parasites in tissue culture and maintain laboratory records of parasite growth and differentiation.
  • Prepare anopheline mosquitoes for infectious feeds and infect the mosquitoes with cultured malaria parasites using a membrane feeding device.
  • Monitor parasite development in the infected mosquitoes by dissection and microscopic examination upon schedule and maintain laboratory records of microscopic examinations.
  • Isolate and characterize malaria parasites from infected mosquitoes.
  • Coordinate with collaborative researchers in the institute through supervisor(s) on the provision of rodent malaria infected mosquitoes upon schedule for their research studies.
  • Maintain records of mosquito malaria infections received from collaborators.
  • Assist in immunization of human volunteers by infected mosquito bite and execution of the challenges to vaccine study volunteers.
  • Assist in maintenance of rodent malaria life cycle in mice and mosquitoes when assigned.
  • Assist in maintenance of mosquito colonies when assigned.
  • Participate in research programs when assigned.
  • Collect and organize laboratory data and provide basic data analysis.
  • Provide all job-related progress reports/technical reports as requested.
  • Provide technical assistance to CRM Headquarters as needed and participate on proposal writing projects when requested.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.


  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in a scientific discipline such as biology, entomology, microbiology, parasitology, bacteriology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, zoology, biological technology, or other biological science-related discipline.
  • Experience in mammalian tissue culture techniques and malaria parasite culture techniques, is preferable.
  • Experience in the laboratory techniques including microscopic examination of specimens, preparation of laboratory reagents, sterile techniques, and basic tissue culture techniques, is preferable.
  • Technician will be working on human malaria parasites in BSL-2 containment.
  • Required to work with insects.
  • Experience with malaria parasites or insect colonization is preferable.
  • Work in large walk-in environmental chambers where elevated temperature and humidity is necessary to maintain infected mosquitoes or colonies.
  • Required to work evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex scientific procedures and techniques relating to position.
  • Physical Capabilities: work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material.
  • Work Environment: laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

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