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Animal Biologist - NIH - Rockville, MD

Kelly Services
Rockville, MD 20851
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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 individual to work as an Animal Biologist at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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 NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

+ Provide mouse colony management support for 200 to 350 cages of mice.

+ Assist as needed with mouse imports, exports, transfers and cryopreservation events.

+ Perform ear punch biopsies on mice.

+ Perform genomic DNA preparation, genotyping and other analyses of mouse tissues using DNA extraction or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

+ Administer intraperitoneal anesthesia for measurements of Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR), Distortion of Otoacoustic Emissions Products (DPOAEs) or Vestibular Evoked Potentials (VsEP) testing with pre-, peri-, and post-operative observations.

+ Record performance of mice to behavior tests of vestibular function.

+ Maintain accurate detailed records utilizing computer databases regarding colony, including animal breeding, health and housing areas.

+ Handle and euthanize mice; perform micro-dissection of inner ear tissues in situ hybridization and for immunohistochemistry procedures.

+ 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.

+ Trouble-shoot and optimize immunofluorescence protocols.

+ Perform light and confocal microscopy.

+ Perform quantitative analysis and image acquisition.

+ Document all laboratory procedures, experiments and results; maintain and update laboratory notebooks and databases.

+ Communicate and collaborate with staff regarding colony and support duties.

+ Assist as needed with laboratory supply organization and requesting of routine supplies through POTS (online purchasing tracking web based application) and requesting of mice through the rodent ordering system.

+ Attend weekly laboratory meetings and participate in laboratory meetings.

+ Attend weekly journal club meetings and NIDCD seminars.

+ Prepare manuscript and figures including statistical analysis, using software (ImageJ, matlab, metamorph, graphpad, Adobe suite) based on findings and results for journal submission.

+ Comply with safety policies, procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards substances.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences or other related discipline. Four (4) years of specialized experience plus a high school diploma is equivalent to a BA/BS degree.

+ Five (5) years of experience in biology or a related field with experience working in a laboratory environment.

+ Demonstrated experience managing mouse colonies, phenotyping and morphologically characterizing of transgenic and mouse mutant.

+ Competency in technical skills with rodents; experience in handling and restraining of rodents.

+ Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, with histology and immunohistochemistry.

+ Demonstrated experience with phenotyping and morphologically characterizing a mouse mutant

+ Computer literacy in word processing and database record-keeping (Excel format).

+ Research laboratory experience in genomic DNA preparation, PCR analysis, DNA sequence analysis, and gel electrophoresis.

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.


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 arent 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.

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Posted: 2021-01-01 Expires: 2021-02-01

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