Biologist

Employer
Medasource
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2241953397
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Biologist

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

Qualifications

* 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.

Experience/Knowledge

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

Skills

* 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.

Attributes

* 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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