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Animal Biologist - NIH - Baltimore, MD

Kelly Services
Baltimore, MD 21217
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 one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking an Animal Biologist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, MD **.**

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at at

**TASKS.** 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 labels, 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 assigned section of the laboratory.

+ Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and regulations for data input in laboratory information systems, storage, and retrieval for information.

+ 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.

+ Create and maintain a research tracking system and database for all research activities, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation.

+ Perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs.

+ Write and edit scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

+ Present ongoing research and findings at weekly lab/unit/section meetings.

+ Present papers/abstracts/posters at scientific meetings/conferences.

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Ph.D. in Biology, Immunology or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

+ Minimum of six (6) years of laboratory experience working in a basic cell and molecular biology laboratory.

+ 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.


Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2019-11-25

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