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Biologist (Vaccine Production) - NIH

Employer
Kelly
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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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 experienced individual to work as a Biologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position that offers:
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
  • Optional health, vision, and dental plans

-Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and a 401K plan.
  • Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives


TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
  • Coordinate formulation and stability studies in collaboration with senior personnel.
  • Execute studies for the evaluation and development of stable formulations for VRC vaccine and biotherapeutic candidates in collaboration with development teams.
  • Independently generate samples for analysis using standard laboratory techniques (buffer prep, dialysis, dilution, etc.)
  • Independently analyze samples employing spectroscopic, calorimetric, and other instrumentation.
  • Develop assays for vaccine and biotherapeutic characterization in collaboration with senior personnel.
  • Analyze, collate and interpret data independently and in collaboration with team members.
  • Write and review technical reports and protocols documenting formulation, stability, and method development studies.
  • Present data in small group and department settings.
  • Oversee external service and execute routine maintenance and troubleshooting for one or more pieces of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Coordinate formulation and stability studies under the guidance of the lead Formulation Scientist, including internal and interdepartmental activities and oversight of data analysis.
  • Collaborate with/design formulation and stability studies, incorporating elements of foundational theory with the lead Formulation Scientist.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to formulation team members.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for one or more analytical and/or theoretical areas relevant to formulation development at the VRC.


The contractor must have:
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of industry, government or equivalent experience in protein formulation or a related field.

OR
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • 1 year of academic, industry, government or equivalent experience in protein formulation or a related field (Master's degree experimental thesis may waive this requirement)
  • Basic knowledge of protein and/or polymer chemistry; understanding of biophysical and bioanalytical properties of proteins a plus.
  • Experience with protein/polymer spectroscopic, calorimetric or particle sizing analysis (UV-Vis, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism spectroscopy) and protein biochemistry sample handling and analysis (UF/DF, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with data analysis software a plus (E.g. Excel, Prism, SigmaPlot, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Time management skills to enable work on multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of protein and/or polymer chemistry theory swaeiws
  • Strong understanding of biophysical and bioanalytical properties of proteins and relevant analytical techniques desired
  • Experience with biologic stability and/or forced degradation studies desired
  • Hand-on laboratory experience with analysis and data interpretation using protein/polymer spectroscopic, calorimetric or particle sizing techniques (E.g. UV-Vis, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism spectroscopy, DLS, HIAC, DSC, etc.) desired
  • Experience with Design of Experiment (DOE) software, design and execution desired


Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all job opportunities offered through Kelly Government Solutions, in accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE

When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you aren't contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further.

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients. We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kelly's Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover what's next.

It is obvious things are different than they were just a few months ago. Kelly is at the forefront of ensuring the safety of our employees in this new working environment. Be well and stay strong.
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