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If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience in the field of biology AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD).


If chosen for this position, you will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in overseeing the work of students or other less experienced laboratory assistants, providing training and guidance in a range of laboratory procedures and in the use of various types of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare written instructions for the performance of standard laboratory procedures.
  • Perform experiments in accordance with protocols.
  • Periodically evaluate progress of experiments to ensure they are proceeding as planned.
  • Compare results with those obtained from previous studies to verify validity.
  • Identify unusual or unexpected results and determine probable causes.