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Biological Virus Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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 **2 Biological Virus Scientists** 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:


1. Perform maintenance for multiple cell culture lines used in laboratory experiments.

2. Perform routine flow cytometry to test cell surface and intracellular proteins.

3. Conduct protein/antibody production, purification, and analysis (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA etc).

4. Perform RT-PCR, cloning, plasmid purification and analysis.

5. Isolate/identify monoclonal antibodies from convalescent donors and vaccine immunized animals.

6. Produce pseudotyped lentiviruses for multiple viruses including influenza and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and others).

7. Perform neutralization assays to evaluate monoclonal antibodies and vaccinated sera against multiple viruses including influenza and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and others).

8. Maintain special knock-in mice colonies for use in critical experiments exploring HIV-1 and influenza vaccines.

9. Conduct animal studies to evaluate the immunogenicity of vaccines (including intramuscular, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and intravenous injection, sample collection and processing).

10. Interact/collaborate with scientists from internal and external organizations.

11. Conduct research independently including planning experiments, data analysis and peer-reviewed publication of data.

12. Manage ordering and maintenance of supplies for large, complex laboratory, to include record keeping, inventory, restocking, and training of personnel for inventory assistance.

13. Perform inventories of laboratory specimens, manage tracking logs, reconcile discrepancies to ensure accurate records in accordance with biospecimen policies and regulations.

14. Catalog, record, and handle a variety of laboratory/biological samples.

15. Manage input of laboratory/biologic sample information in centralized database; responsible for maintenance and input of plasmid information into lab-wide database.

16. Serve as primary point of contact to facilitate and monitor for biological materials shipments across the lab, to include training of laboratory staff.


**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:


1. Ph.D. degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. degree.

2. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biology or a related field. Virology working experience preferred.

3. Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.


**PLEASE APPLY ONLINE**

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** **** **Government Solutions?**


Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government Solutions partners with these organizations to create expert talent solutions that solve the worlds most critical challenges. We offer a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technology, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will connect you to 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-19 Expires: 2022-10-20

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