Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jun 06, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Bethesda, MD

6 Month Contract-to-Hire

Rate Depending on Experience

Our bioscience and information technology integrator partner is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Biologist to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy Viral Pathogenesis Lab, Bethesda, MD.

Responsibilities and Duties

* 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


* Bachelor?s degree required in related field. Master?s degree preferred.
* Three (3) 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.


* Demonstrated significant depth and breadth of subject-level expertise.
* Demonstrated awareness of the latest developments in the project specialty areas.


* Ability to conduct research work and to disseminate results.
* Ability to organize and prioritize assigned workload.
* Ability to write research reports and to effectively disseminate outcomes.
* Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.


* Innovative provider of creative solutions.
* Enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-supervising team member.
* Organizational ability to plan and deliver work to meet required deadlines.
* Resilience in working to achieve team objectives and to overcome obstacles.
* Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member.

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