Molecular Biologist (Mouse Model exp) - NIH - Baltimore, MD

Harmans, Maryland, US
Jul 22, 2021
Aug 20, 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 *Molecular Biologist (Mouse Model exp)* at the *National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, 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:

•Work with staff on the maintenance of animal protocols; work with animal facility staff to maintain, design and produce the necessary crosses of distinct mouse strains.

•Safeguard animal logs; work with animal facility staff to maintain and breed specific mouse models.

•Perform immunophenotyping investigations in a longitudinal study in two different mouse strains.

•Perform investigations with reagents (material/tissues) under investigation which range from cellular products to whole tissue; maintain inventory system and sample storage; maintain inventory of all experiments.

•Perform molecular biology experimentations, bioinformatics, gene and protein profiling, protein concentrations in extracts.

•Work with staff on scheduling and maintenance of research tracking system and databases for all research activities, animal husbandry, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation.

•Use or operate a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment for the collection of phenotyping data from metabolic assessment, learning and memory, and physical function and assist in the collection, processing, description, and analysis of data and tissues.

•Maintain an inventory system and sample storage per outlined guidelines by making la-bels, tubes, aliquoting and re-inventory of processed samples; ensure that policies and procedures regarding retrieval are followed.

•Maintain an inventory and notebooks of all experiments.

•Operate and maintain routine instruments such as centrifuges, fluorescent microscopes, titrators, pipetting stations, PCR machines, Western blotting apparatus, gene sequencing, primer design, and pH meters and other laboratory equipment; perform routine laboratory maintenance.

•Obtain quotes for laboratory supplies, services, and equipment needed to conduct research; prepare purchase requests for these items and submit to PI and/or laboratory manager for approval.

•Perform preventive maintenance of equipment; maintain technical acuity and development of standardized research protocols.

•Maintain documentation in accordance with NIA standard operating procedures and policies; provide input for Standard Operating Procedure Technical Manuals within the as-signed section of the laboratory.

•Comply with all State, Federal, Safety, OSHA, U.S. Department of Transportation, and other government and applicable agency regulations.

•Keep up to date on technical developments, especially in the immunophenotyping and immunohistochemistry fields.

•Write and edit scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs.

•Present ongoing research and findings at weekly lab/unit/section meetings, papers/abstracts/posters at scientific meetings/conferences.

*REQUIREMENTS.* The contractor must have:

•Master's degree in Biological Sciences or other related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master's degree.

•Seven (7) years of experience in Molecular Biology, Immunocytochemistry, or a related field.

•Familiarity with cell biology, state-of-the-art molecular biology and its techniques.

•In-depth knowledge of immunology and animal models routinely used in immunology.

•Experience with isolation of DNA and RNA from tissues and cells, small samples, PCR, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, current methodologies of gene targeting and analysis; prior experience working with animals.

•Working knowledge of immune cell types and the surface markers routinely used to identify them.

•Familiarity with flow cytometric techniques.

•Familiarity with tissue culture techniques.

•Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.

•Ability to work independently and think critically with skilled hands and sound judgment.

•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

•Upon employment, must complete within 30 days upon arrival at NIH the required NIH safety and research integrity coursework/training as mandated for all scientific staff working in NIH facilities:

•Must sign Patent Agreement form and Contractor Employee Patent Agreement form at vendor's orientation

•Upon employment, must complete the NIA IRP New Employee Safety Training Checklist form and send the completed Checklist form to NIA IRP Safety Officer, Room 2B117, BRC Building.

•Upon employment, must complete required on-line training within 30 days upon arrival at NIH:

•Must complete required annual or bi-annual on-line training, per NIH guidelines.


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