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Small Animal Biologist

Employer
Kelly
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 28, 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 a Small Animal Biologist 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:

1. Assume primary responsibility for mouse-colony care, including genotyping, breeding, and back-crossing.

2. Perform mouse procedures including intravenous tail injection and intraperitoneal injection.

3. Perform mouse oral gavage for drug delivery.

4. Prepare drugs for injection or gavage into mouse models.

5. Prepare modified cells for injection into mouse models.

6. Perform or be willing to learn mouse surgical procedures including renal capsule injection and imaging procedures such as ultrasound imaging.

7. Harvest mouse patient-derived-xenograft (PDX) or genetically-engineered-model (GEM) tissues for viable preservation or direct analysis.

8. Culture and genetically engineer primary and immortalized mouse and human cells.

9. Isolate DNA, RNA, and protein.

10. Perform qPCR and immunoblot analyses.

11. Perform flow cytometry analyses.

12. Studies the basic principles of animal life and the effects of varying environmental factors.

13. Make reagents of common use for the laboratory.

14. Organize the long-term storage of viably preserved PDX and GEM tissues and maintain the lab database of these reagents.

15. Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings.

16. Collect data in laboratory notebooks and databases; analyze and interpret data.

17. Organize and catalog lab reagents and equipment.

18. Make reagents of common use for the laboratory.

19. Organize the long-term storage of viably preserved PDX and GEM tissues and maintain the lab database of these reagents.

20. Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings.

21. Collect data in laboratory notebooks and databases; analyze and interpret data.

22. Organize and catalog lab reagents and equipment.

23. Make reagents of common use for the laboratory.

24. Performs immunohistochemistry on animal tissues.

25. Analyzes experimental data.

26. Edits and writes research papers and protocols.

27. Work with staff on submitting requests for the procurement of lab supplies and maintaining common cell lines.

28. Maintain laboratory equipment and care contracts.

29. Operates laboratory machines and instruments; and prepares specimens and equipment for use.

30. Performs sample management and storage.

31. Analyzes, documents and reports on all procedures performed.

32. Work with staff on the preparation of NCI ACUC amendments and renewal forms.

33. Cleans and sterilizes instruments, glassware, and equipment.

34. Assume primary responsibility for mouse-colony care, including genotyping, breeding, and back-crossing.

35. Perform mouse oral gavage for drug delivery.

36. Prepare drugs for injection or gavage into mouse models.

37. Prepare modified cells for injection into mouse models.

38. Perform mouse procedures including intravenous tail injection and intraperitoneal injection

39. Perform or be willing to learn mouse surgical procedures including renal capsule injection and imaging procedures such as ultrasound imaging.

40. Harvest mouse patient-derived-xenograft (PDX) or genetically-engineered-model (GEM) tissues for viable preservation or direct analysis.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

1. BS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or a relevant discipline

2. Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.

3. In-depth understanding of scientific research, organizational structure and laboratory resources.

4. Knowledge of laboratory safety practices.

5. Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

6. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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; a full job description can be made available at that time.

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.

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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