The American Red Cross has an opening for a Scientist III in their central R&D facility in Rockville, MD. The laboratory investigates methods of preparation and storage of blood components and their in vitro safety and quality. Scientists in the department collaborate with Biomedical services headquarters staff in providing operational support to the Red Cross Blood Services regions by designing, developing, testing and assessing new technologies and equipment. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with experience in platelet and/or red cell biology. The candidate will be responsible for independently conceiving and designing a variety of developmental research projects and successfully obtaining external and/or internal funding. Flow cytometry, supervisory, and industrial experience is desirable.
1. Independently conceives and designs research or development projects, and is
successful in obtaining their support through funding from external agencies or
through internal review.
2. Establish a record of successful research or development so that long term support
is obtained and there is national and international recognition of the
3. Publish manuscripts reporting on experimental studies and reviews related to the
area of scientific expertise.
4. Provide technical and scientific training and professional development opportunities
to technicians, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.
5. Typically has unit-specific responsibilities with the scope of the job.
Education: PhD required
Experience: Experience in platelet and/or red cell biology
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.
Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout
chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response
organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
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