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Biologist (Biochemistry)
WALDORF MD 20601
Category: Pharmacist, Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-89763607

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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Biologist (Biochemistry)
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
The major goal of the SCBU is to understand novel molecular mechanisms that control cell-fate choices during development. For this, our studies focus on ubiquitylation, an essential posttranslational modification that regulates the stability, activity, localization, and interaction landscape of target proteins. Specifically, by combining biochemical, biophysical, and proteomic approaches with human embryonic stem cell culture, we are studying the functions and mechanisms of CUL3-based E3 ligases. This large family of ubiquitylation enzymes regulates important aspects of development and misregulation of its members is tightly linked to diverse human diseases including neuropathies, autism, and cancer. We are seeking a biologist to support our studies on ubiquitin-dependent regulation of stem cell maintenance and differentiation in normal and disease states.
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### Responsibilities
* Investigate research objectives relevant to the overall goals of the laboratory. Locate and review the literature pertinent to the project to identify the most applicable protocols and methods.
* Assume major responsibility for the planning and development of experiments and experimental protocols.
* Select and order specific experiment materials, including specific kinds and amounts of animals, media, buffers, reagents, and tissue samples.
* Collect, organize, and record experimental data in a form suitable for publication.
* Carry out complete analyses of data, applying standard statistical methods such dispersion, analysis of variance, and regression and correlation analysis.
* Organize and maintain research laboratory.
* Independently select and perform specific techniques and procedures in biochemistry in support of biomedical research projects.
* Perform experiments in accordance with protocols. Critically analyze results to determine whether data generated is accurate and meets the goals of the experiments.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
11
* #### Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
* Position is subject to a background investigation.
* Position has an education requirement.
* Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
* Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
### Qualifications
**In order to qualify for a Biologist (Biochemistry), GS-0401-11 position you must meet the following Education Requirements:**
A. Have completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited college or university;
**OR**
B. Have a combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, AND I have appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
**In addition, in order to qualify at the GS-11 level, you must:**
A. have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that is directly related to the duties of this position;
**OR**
B. have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: planning and performing a biochemical research project or experiment; collecting, and analyzing research data; assisting in preparing scientific reports, analytical interpretations, conclusions, or recommendations for publication; calibrating, maintaining and using laboratory instruments to perform analyses; and performing specific techniques and procedures in the area of biochemistry in a laboratory environment (such as weighing chemicals, chromatography, DNA sequencing, SDS Page and Immunoblotting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR amplification, and mammalian tissue cultures);
**OR**
C. have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Education
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.
### Additional information
* A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
* PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online in this announcement in order to receive consideration.
* Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
* At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: [telework]
* This position is designated as an "emergency essential" position and the selected candidate will be considered an "emergency essential" employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
* The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
* The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
* Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
* Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
* Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Applicants determined to be Best Qualified will be referred for further consideration. Preference eligibles in the Best Qualified category are referred before all other applicants. As part of the process, you may be asked to provide more detailed information about your experience and/or capabilities.
To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Other
* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, which includes
1. Your **resume (see How to Apply section for requirements) and cover letter (if you wish to submit one)**
2. Responses to the online questionnaire
3. Other **supporting documents if applicable:**
* Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.): Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.
* Schedule A (Disability Appointment): Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) documentation
We encourage you to submit a copy of your transcripts, related license, certification, or registration if applicable.
Do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. We will not use this documentation.
To ensure your information is secure, please redact social security numbers and birth dates. Original copies may be requested if you are hired.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
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## How to Apply
Your **Resume** must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or view their video tutorial.
**To apply for this position,** you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click **Apply**to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to **select your resume and/or other supporting documents**to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
A complete **Assessment Questionnaire**.
Other **required supporting documents** (See the **Required Documents** section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: -to/application/status/.
For additional information, click on the links below:
* Additional Information on How to Apply
* Information on Reasonable Accommodation
For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.
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### Agency contact information
### Donna Gaetan-Orellana
##### Phone
301-594-2283
##### Email
gaetanorellandm@mail.nih.gov
##### Address
National Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD
US
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Within 15 business days of the closing date, 05/18/2018 , your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. In addition, you may also check your status online at USAJOBS.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499447200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/14/2018 to 05/18/2018
*Salary:* $68,036 to $88,450 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 11
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Term - Four years

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