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Biologist (T-Cell Therapy) - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Employer
Kelly
Location
West Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
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 individual to work as a Biological Scientist 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:
  • Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal life
  • Contribute to lab management tasks such as keeping shared lab consumable inventories, mouse colony maintenance, and equipment maintenance
  • Assists with performing basic laboratory experiments and procedures
  • Design and perform experiments and interpret results
  • Perform procedures including tumor cell culture, T cell culture, T cell phenotype and function assays, flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, DNA cloning, RNA extraction, viral vector design and production, gene expression assays, and murine in vivo studies
  • Maintain an accurate, detailed research record
  • Summarize and report results in oral and written formats
  • Prepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipment
  • Maintain laboratory equipment
  • Learns new laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Work with the clinical cell production facility to develop new cell production procedures


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a laboratory environment.


SKILLS. (Ranked by Priority)
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures.
  • Research experience in T cell culture, and T cell phenotype and function assays including multiparametric flow cytometry and ELISA.
  • Research experience in molecular biology including DNA cloning and the construction and use of viral vectors.
  • Research experience using murine models and animal-handling skills.
  • Research experience with T cell receptor (TCR) or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) gene therapy is preferred but not required.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.


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    You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.
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