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Biological Scientist

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
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 a Scientist 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 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

- Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

+ Work products and documents related to performing behavioral tests and training of mice; perform molecular cloning, analysis of recombinant DNA and PCR; perform histological analysis of tissue sections and virus work.

+ Work products and documents related to managing mouse colonies, including animal handling and genotyping.

+ Work products and documents related to collecting experimental data; maintain laboratory notebook; provide descriptive analysis of study materials and methods; prepare draft description of analysis procedures, findings, limitations and follow-up experiments.

+ Work products and documents related to analyzing and interpreting data; prepare summaries of findings; inventory and prepare lists for ordering laboratory supplies; maintain stock of laboratory supplies.

+ Work products and documents related to writing a manuscript to publish a research project to scientific journals.

+ Collaborate with staff to study the function of neural circuits and their relationship to behavior

+ Independently conduct a research project under supervision of a principal investigator This requires reference search, analyzing published studies and background knowledge, designing and performing experiments, analyzing data and concluding results

+ Have expert skill and perform in in vivo calcium imaging using GRIN lens

+ Have expert skill and perform in vivo photometry

+ Have expert skill and perform in optogenetic and chemo genetic methods in in vivo experimental setting

+ Have expert skill and perform behavioral and neuronal data analysis Have expert skill in using confocal microscope

+ Provide preliminary descriptive analysis of study materials and methods Prepare draft written description of the analysis procedures, findings, limitations and the proposal for follow-up experiments

+ Inventory laboratory supplies; prepare lists for ordering; maintain adequate stock of laboratory supplies

**Learns new laboratory techniques and procedures**

+ Perform immuno-histochemical and in situ hybridization analysis of brain tissue sections Perform behavioral tests and training of mice prior to and during data collection Perform animal surgical procedures to support optical imaging, physiology experiments and viral injection

Skills (Ranked By Priority)

1. Data analysis skills and experience, especially working with neurobiology imaging, behavioral data and electrophysiology data.

2. Familiarity with molecular, genetic and anatomical techniques with electrophysiological, calcium imaging, viral tracing and optogenetic and chemo genetic methods in vitro and in vivo, as well as behavioral methods.

3. Experience working with analysis languages like Matlab, Labview, R, DeepLabCut or Python.

4. Experience working with animals in a research setting, with experience in animal behavior tasks, training and surgical procedures.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Ph.D. in a scientific field

Field of Study

+ Genetics

+ Neuroscience

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; 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.

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.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-13

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