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Animal Biologist - Tumor Immunology - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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Job Title Animal Biologist - Tumor Immunology - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Jobid US3172SS_BH1436607

Location: Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA

Description Animal Biologist – Tumor Immunology ** 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 – Tumor Immunology to work 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, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at at

**TASKS/SERVICES** : The contractor shall:
(1) Maintain and culture human and mouse cancer cell lines for _in vitro_ experiments.
(2) Prepare mouse and human tumor cells for _in vivo_ tumor implantations.
(3) Perform animal work, including monitoring and treatment of tumor-bearing mice, handling mice for injection of tumor cells and drug treatments, intraperitoneal drug injections and oral gavage, subcutaneous saline injections, measurement of tumors, weight checks, tumor harvest and assessment of health status.
(4) Maintain records of all experiments in laboratory notebook, including planning, execution, outcome and evaluation of experiments performed.
(5) Maintain stocks of available cancer cell lines in liquid nitrogen and update inventory.
(6) Maintain and catalog recombinant DNA stocks, plasmids and vectors, flow cytometry antibody stocks and tissue bio-specimens.
(7) Work with staff to perform immunology techniques, including flow cytometry, immune cell sorting and extraction from tissues, effector immune killing assays and immune readout assays such as interferon ELISAs.
(8) Operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
(9) Analyze data and prepare presentations for NIH, regional and national meetings.
(10) Prepare data for authorship of manuscripts.
(11) Attend laboratory meetings and present findings to staff.
(12) Work with staff on general laboratory maintenance, including clean water baths, prepare and keep tissue culture media stocked, check incubator temperature and CO2 levels; maintain tissue culture equipment and supplies.

**REQUIREMENTS** : The contractor ideally would have:
(1) Master’s degree in Biology or a related discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
(2) Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a research laboratory.
(3) Ability to maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records.
(4) Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
(5) 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.

Once you have applied online to the position, if you have specific questions, you may contact us at

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