Platelets Scientist

Company/Institution: American Red Cross
Location: Rockville, MD, USA
Degree Requirements: PhD Salary: $100,000 - $149,999
Job Type: Research Posted: January 9, 2020
Job Setting: Non-Profit Research Institute Application Period: January 9-February 10, 2020

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. The Transfusion Innovation Department in the American Red Cross is headed by Stephen J Wagner, whose research interests include bacterial contamination of platelets, pathogen reduction of red cells and platelets, and platelet storage. Recent activities in the department include efforts to evaluate platelet function and properties in cold stored apheresis platelets and in stored whole blood, as well as the impact of pathogen reduction on platelet function and storage properties. The lab is interested in developing platelet additive solutions to improve the storage characteristics of platelets as well as early development of non-radioisotope platelet labeling methods as an alternative to the use of chromium and indium to measure platelet 24-hour recovery and survival. Current collaborators include researchers at the FDA and Children’s’ National Medical Center. The Transfusion Innovation Department also performs research with commercial sponsors. 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. Responsibilities include: 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 accomplishments. 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. Qualifications: Education: PhD required Experience: Experience in platelet and/or red cell biology

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