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Biologist - 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 individual to work as a Biologist 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:

+ Perform work in the DTM HLA Laboratory, including the following major laboratory procedures:

+ Perform Specimen processing

+ DNA extraction and quantitation utilizing various manual and automated methods

+ Molecular HLA typing utilizing polymerase chain reaction (PCR), sequence specific primer (SSP) and sequence specific oligonucleotide (SSO) technology and sequenced based typing (SBT)

+ Facets of next generation sequencing

+ Next generation sequencing data analysis

+ Agarose preparation and gel electrophoresis; photo-documentation of results.

+ Interpretation of all HLA typing results

+ Support the general HLA staff in communication with transplant groups and appropriate documentation.

+ Perform utilization/troubleshooting on current HLA analysis software and database management systems and all facets of laboratory.

+ Various HLA antibody screening methods and interpretation

+ Work with staff on the identification of unusual HLA antibody and typing patterns; maintain leadership and support role to encourage staff members to understand the complexities of antibody identification and the other work they perform.

+ Perform final review analysis process and determine any discrepancies which need resolution.

+ Participate in the review and audit of laboratory records and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratory; maintain related documents.

+ Participate in the review of quality control and quality assurance records to assure that the laboratory is maintaining necessary levels of accreditation.

+ Maintain documents related to keeping maintenance documentation and monitoring of quality assurance practices.

+ Provide a leadership role in taking the initiative to implement changes upon request.

+ Work with staff on test/assay development, validation and implementation of new equipment and reagents in the sequencing area in order to provide a more efficient high-throughput test; maintain related documents.

+ Collaborate with staff on the evaluation of any new reagents/assays for antibody detection that may benefit the laboratory.

+ Perform validation and recording of specimens in all appropriate software-based applications.

+ Apply troubleshooting skills in the areas of the laboratory software applications and instrumentation.

+ Monitor the quality assurance practices in all aspects of laboratory work.

+ Coordinate the teaching process of fellows, students and other laboratory staff regarding new procedures and techniques.

+ Work on various research projects through the laboratory in order to document potential clinical application in the laboratory.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree in Biology, Laboratory Science or a related discipline.

+ American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics certification eligible.

+ Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a laboratory environment.

+ Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent 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.

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.

**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** ****

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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. (


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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-08

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