Biologist

Employer
GAP Solutions Inc
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 07, 2021
Closes
May 18, 2021
Ref
2164734782
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Position Objective: Provide services as a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Cellular Immunology Section (CIS) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform serological assays including ELISA and neutralization assays.
- Perform molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and qRT-PCR.
- Produce and purify proteins using transient transfection of mammalian cells.
- Culture and maintain cell lines and primary cell cultures.
- Independently and collaboratively plan, develop, and implement experiments and protocols.
- Work and communicate with a team of scientists in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory.
- Train staff and others on the methods and procedures used in the laboratory.
- Locate and review literature pertinent to projects and to identify/modify the most applicable protocols and methods for experiments.
- Develop methods for and collect, organize and record experimental data suitable for publication.
- Correspond with and develop collaborations with other laboratories in developing new methodology and expanding current research projects.
- Attend conferences, meetings, and lectures on subjects of relevance to the research program.
- Trouble shoot assays and adjust scientific methodology to correct problems or deficiencies in a research project, experiment, or trial.
- Maintain accurate laboratory records to ensure proper retention of scientific data.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences is required
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biology or a related field
- Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment
- Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records
- Demonstrated knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures
Minimum Qualifications:
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff
- Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job us at recruiting@gapsi.com . You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.
GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.
This position is contingent upon contract award.
Requisition ID: 4498

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