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Animal Biologist - NIH-Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Animal Biologist - NIH Bethesda, MD

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 Bethesda, 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:

+ Manage a mouse colony and perform PCR-based genotyping.

+ Handle, dissect and euthanize mice.

+ Work with staff on mouse surgeries.

+ Perform fine dissections of the sinonasal cavity.

+ Perform experiments with primary tissues explants and cells in culture; discuss projects with PI and others.

+ Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques (bone decalcification and sectioning, frozen tissue sectioning and serial sectioning) to demonstrate a variety of tissue components or materials present in tissues, as required.

+ Perform tissue and cell culture; use sterile technique.

+ Perform adenoviral and adeno-associated virus infection experiments.

+ Perform cell migration, proliferation and invasion assays, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, and immunohistochemistry.

+ Perform light and confocal microscopy.

+ Perform quantitative analysis and image acquisition; maintain complete and detailed records of all experiments.

+ Locate and review the literature pertinent to projects to identify the most applicable protocols and methods; perform experiments in accordance with protocols.

+ Work with staff on the modification of laboratory protocols and experiments based on literature findings.

+ Prepare and maintain stock solutions; operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.

+ Prepare and maintain laboratory orders and order processing.

+ Manage laboratory safety protocols.

+ Perform protein assays, gel electrophoresis and western blotting, tissue culture, cell transfections and immunofluorescence.

+ Collect, organize and record experimental data for publication and future reference by others.

+ Organize and maintain laboratory, including inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment; reconcile monthly expenditures; organize and maintain stocks of reagents.

+ Characterize new antibodies by immunocytochemistry, Western blotting and immunofluorescence of sinonasal tissues.

+ Develop strategies to answer cell biological questions related to tumorigenesis.

+ Trouble-shoot and optimize immunofluorescence protocols.

+ Work with staff on decision-making on mouse transgenesis strategies.

+ Work with staff on mouse colony management and the phenotype and morphological characterization of mouse mutant colonies and tumors, using immunofluorescence and small animal imaging techniques (microCT and MRI).

+ Work with staff to maintain, breed, genotype and phenotype transgenic mouse colony; maintain records of mouse colony.

+ Update animal protocol through the submission of amendments and submission of new animal protocols to ensure necessary animal work for experiments.

+ Perform quantitative analysis and image acquisition; maintain complete and detailed records of all experiments.

+ Perform laboratory assays on clinical specimens.

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or a related discipline.

+ Minimum of five (5) year of related experience.

+ Experience in managing a sizeable mouse colony.

+ Understanding of and proper execution of complex breeding pairings.

+ Experience with PCR genotyping.

+ Experience with basic tissue culture techniques.

+ Strong communication 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

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Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2019-11-28

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