About the NCL
Mission - Cancer Nanotechnology Plan - Management & Administration
Staff - Facilities - Career Opportunities
In addition to collaborative resources located at NIST, the NCL will also have direct access to all resources at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL), including those co-located with the NCL at the Advanced Technology Research Facility. The laboratories in of the NCL are outfitted with a tissue culture room, an isotope laboratory, research bays, a cold room, a chromatography and electrophoresis area, microscopy rooms, a spectroscopy area, a synthetic lab with chemical fume hoods, and open floor space for freestanding instrumentation and equipment.
Relationship to SAIC-Frederick
The NCL is a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facility under NCI's federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) and will fall under NCI-Frederick's Operations and Technical Support (OTS) contract. SAIC-Frederick, Inc., a subsidiary of SAIC, is the OTS contractor for NCI-Frederick. The mission of SAIC-Frederick, Inc., is to provide scientific, technical, management, administrative, and logistical support to NIH intramural laboratory research and development related to the causes of and cures for cancer and AIDS.
SAIC-Frederick, Inc., is one of four related NCI contracts on site and serves as the infrastructure support for the entire center. The contract is the largest single research contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and it is the Department's only government-owned, contractor-operated facility contract. SAIC-Frederick, Inc. employs over 1,500 staff including scientists, research assistants, technicians, engineers, administrative, maintenance, and support personnel.
SAIC-Frederick operates under a variety of regulatory, performance, and quality standards.
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