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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Clinical Genetics


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

opportunity location
50.64.51.B8263 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Peter M. Vallone 301.975.4872


Standards for genetic testing are needed to support the clinical testing community and manufacturers of working standard materials. Challenges lie in developing relevant standards in a timely fashion to support new clinical targets and commercial assays. Common methods of characterization include copy number determination by quantitative PCR and digital PCR, as well as sequencing by Sanger and next-generation platforms. Projects focus on the development of nucleic acid-based standard materials and the application of emerging technologies to assist clinical testing efforts.


key words
Sequencing; Capillary electrophoresis; DNA; Clinical; Genotyping; Multiplex PCR; Real-time PCR; Single nucleotide polymorphism; Digital PCR; Next-generation sequencing; Viral DNA;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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