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Biochemist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
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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 experienced individual to work as a **Biochemist** 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 NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

**Performs research activities and other tasks in a laboratory environment.**

+ Perform cell culture and biochemistry experiments, including basic tissue culture techniques, isolation of proteins from tissues/cells, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence.

+ Work with the Antiviral Program for Pandemics to identify and develop antivirals

+ Develop research plans for new projects, including strategies for primary and secondary screens and advanced characterization

+ Develop and optimize biochemical and protein-based assays for automated robotic screening in 1536-well or 384-wells format

+ Optimize and execute cell-based assays to support the testing of biochemical target-based inhibitors

+ Tissue culture, passaging, and plating, and cell line engineering to create cell-based reporter assays

+ Co-author Research Collaborative Agreement write-ups and proposals for new collaborations between NCATS and academic institutions or private industry

**Records observations and measurements and reports results at weekly laboratory meetings.**

+ Present and communicate results to chemists and project teams.

+ Analyze experiment results and present findings in project meetings.

+ Present and communicate results with Project Team and staff.

+ Prepare a weekly report to include: a summary of the samples (experimental or clinical), the modifications measured, and the antibodies validated

+ Prepare and deliver periodic oral group meeting reports.

+ Propose, design and test assays to allow for a secondary profiling and utilization of probe candidates at DPI

+ Identify potential collaborators, both academic or industry; propose and investigate new target projects for initiation based on novelty and relevance to human health

+ Provide timely updates to assay providers; send summaries by email; conduct periodical teleconferences to discuss issues and coordinate actions

+ Mentor and train trainees and staff on techniques

+ Analyze and organize experimental results using data analysis visualization software

+ Evaluate new technologies and instruments resulting in proposals for new screening strategies and novel assay formats

+ Search existing literature; propose, design and test alternative assays for difficult screening targets

+ Confirm assay results and determine EC50 specificity for primary active samples; develop secondary assays for follow up; communicate results to facilitate small molecule probe development

**Documents and analyzes data from experiments.**

+ Collect, analyze and interpret data for experimental results; prepare tables and figures.

+ Analyze and interpret scientific data.

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize findings into tables and figures.

+ Operate liquid dispensing systems Aurora FRD, Kalypsys dispenser and pintool, CyBio CybiWell, PE Evolution P3 and multimodal detectorsplate readers Tecan Safire, PE ViewLux, PE EnVision

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize them into tables and figures with Prism Plot or other data analysisvisualization software

+ Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and equipment

+ Write technical reports and prepare manuscripts; write experiment reports and prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with other investigators

+ Prepare oral presentations and posters for internal and external groups conferences

**Evaluates new technologies and instruments.**

+ Develop and optimize novel bioanalytical methods based on the future needs.

+ Evaluate new technologies and instruments resulting in proposals for new screening strategies and novel assay formats.

+ Search existing literature; propose, design and test alternative assays for difficult screening targets.

+ Collaborate with staff on cutting-edge cell biology and bioassay technologies for the development of disease-relevant assays for screening.

**Maintains lab notebooks and lab equipment.**

+ Update and maintain records of experiments and results.

+ Perform routine laboratory maintenance; ensure research supplies are kept stocked.

+ Maintain and update accurate records of daily experiments and results including research documentation.

+ Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and equipment.

+ Maintain accurate research records digitally.

**Writes technical reports and prepares manuscripts.**

+ Write manuscript for publications, in collaboration with other team members and outside collaborators.

+ Write and review technical protocols and reports documenting analytical development studies pertaining to assigned work.

+ Prepare manuscripts and figures for publication.

+ Write experiment reports and prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with other investigators.

+ Write technical reports and prepare manuscripts.

**Performs lab techniques which study the chemical processes of living organisms.**

+ Develop and optimize cell-based and biochemical assays to support chemistry lead optimization.

**Conducts research experiments that will determine the effects of food, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and processes of living organisms.**

+ Carry out drug repurposing screens against compound collections using the assays developed or transferred from collaborators.

+ Set-up and maintain a cell culture lab; provide the material for compound screens.

**Presents findings at scientific conferences and meetings.**

+ Analyze the experiment results and present findings in project meetings, laboratory and outside meetings.

+ Present data and results at regularly scheduled lab data clubs and journal clubs.

**Participates in the development of laboratory procedures.**

+ Work with staff on assay design and modification with the input from published scientific literature.

+ Perform and develop secondary assays and confirmation assays for follow-up study.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

Certifications & Licenses

+ Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline

+ Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of related experience

Skills (Ranked By Priority)

1. Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

2. Skill at maintaining accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments.

3. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and pay close attention to detail.

4. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

5. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), qPCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR

**1, 2, 3, 4, 5** _represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked_

+ Powerpoint

+ Outlook

Field of Study

+ Biochemical Sciences

Please Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all job opportunities offered through Kelly Government Solutions, in accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.


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.

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.

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, Kellys Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover whats 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.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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Posted: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-09

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