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Biologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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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 experienced individual to work as a Biologist at the 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 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.
- Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives
TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
- Support the Cell Culture Development (upstream) group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) at the Vaccine Research Center.
- Perform development studies of cell culture processes, under supervision, for VRC clinical vaccine or therapeutic candidates and support tech transfer to the VCMP for clinical material generation for the VRC.
- The vaccine candidates may include viral vaccines, recombinant proteins and/or virus- like particles, or monoclonal antibodies.
- The cell culture processes may include process development and scale up mediated by microbial (bacterial, yeast) and mammalian cell expression systems.
- Capture results in lab notebooks and contribute (by authoring or reviewing) technical documents such as Process Descriptions, SOPs, and Technical Reports
- Operate bioreactors (set-up, batch, monitor, harvest, and break-down) other cell culture equipment (e.g. metabolite analyzers)
- Participate in project and laboratory meetings, keep current with compliance obligations, and have shared responsibility for maintenance of common laboratory equipment and designated areas.
REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
- BS degree in a Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, BioEngineering, or other life sciences is required.
- Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in mammalian and/or microbial cell culture development is required.
When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position; a full job description can be made available at that time.
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