Overview We are currently searching for a Biologist to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Molecular Neurobiology Section (MNS) in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD. Duties & Responsibilities * Conduct research consistent with research goals of the Molecular Neurobiology Section which includes tissue culture, plasmid DNA cloning, quantitative PCR, RNA isolation, and immunohistochemistry. * Provide general lab maintenance of lab equipment and reagents, operate and routinely maintain specialized laboratory equipment, maintain a clean and organized laboratory working environment, procure laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment. * Analyze gene expression using a variety of cellular and molecular methodologies and assays including plasmid DNA cloning, tissue culture, ultracentrifugation, RNA Isolation, quantitative PCR qPCR, RNA sequencing library construction, histology/immunohistochemistry, and RNA FISH. * Work products and documents related to design and conduct of research procedures. * Provide general lab maintenance of lab equipment and reagents. * Perform plasmid DNA cloning. * Perform experiments with primary tissues and cells in culture, utilizing sterile techniques. * Perform tissue culturing. * Perform PCR-based genotyping. * Perform genomic DNA preparation, genotyping and other analyses of animal tissues using DNA extraction and PCR. * Carry out molecular biological experiments, including extracting genomic DNA, performing PCR and gel electrophoresis, cloning DNA fragments and preparing plasmid DNA, generating high quality RNA using in vitro transcription. * Perform standard molecular biology techniques, including, but not limited to, cloning, in situ hybridization and qPCR. * Work under BSL1 and BSL2 level. * Perform apoptosis assays, qtr-PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, and molecular cloning techniques. * Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry. * Perform molecular biology and cloning techniques, tissue histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. * Compile with laboratory safety procedures and regulatory policies to ensure a safe laboratory environment. * Perform experiments in accordance with protocols and complete annual laboratory safety training. # SOAR Requirements * Minimum Education- Bachelor's in Biology * Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures * At least 2 years of experience in a combination of two or more of the following: tissue culture, plasmid DNA cloning, quantitative PCR, RNA isolation, and immunohistochemistry Company Description We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. What you'll get… * Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need. * Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period. * Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits. * Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement. * Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits. * Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com. * Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events. * A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.