Biologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Apr 28, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as a Biologist at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
- Optional health, vision, and dental plans
- Vacation leave as well as 11 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.
- Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives.

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
• Perform serology assays using established ELISA and Bioplex assays to support malaria vaccine development.
• Contribute to the development and validation of newer serology assays for preclinical and clinical platforms at LMIV as required.
• Perform in laboratory experiments and techniques such as: isolation and purification of nucleic acids from samples collected from preclinical studies and clinical trials.
• Perform ELISA, PCR, sequencing, and other immunological methods for analysis of clinical and research material.
• Perform a wide variety of complex procedures and techniques, such as buffer preparation; SDS-PAGE; western blotting; ELISA; thermal shift assays; and nucleic acid purification and other cellular assays; maintaining and using automated liquid handling robots to perform ELISA's and BioPlex studies.
• Perform optimization of PCR and sequencing based protocols to support preclinical and clinical vaccine studies.
• Perform periodic quality control checks on laboratory equipment as required.
• Maintain records of samples received in the lab and assist the sample management teams.
• Assist other lab staff as required with laboratory experiments and related work, and learn new techniques.
• Assist in maintenance and general upkeep of the laboratories.
• Attend scheduled laboratory and section meetings.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
• BS degree with a minimum of two years' experience working in a research laboratory
• Previous experience working of ELISA assays.
• Background in biology, chemistry, immunology, and/or assay development.
• Relevant laboratory experience in automation and instrumentation.
• Good documentation and communication skills.
• Basic computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. More advance experience e.g. familiarity with PowerPoint and other graphics programs is a plus.

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