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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 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

- Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

Under this Task Order, the Contractor(s) shall provide services in support of the overall functions of the Vaccine Immunology Program (VIP) of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

**Technical Requirements:**

Adopts, optimizes, and qualify various types of assays on automated liquid handling systems such as the Biomek i7.

Lead other analysts in running various assays needed for protocols in a GCLP environment.

Schedules and performs preventative maintenance on the various automation equipment following GCLP requirements.

Follow approved SOPs to complete testing of samples in an organized, aseptic, high-throughput manner; Write and Revise SOPs within VIPs electronic database as needed.

Uphold rapid turn-around times of specimen samples by effectively managing resources while maintaining high standards of accuracy.

Maintain supplies and reagents for scheduled tests.

Adjust quickly to changes in schedule as priorities and reagents shift.

Follow GCLP guidelines and maintain records for tests performed.

Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a BSL-2 laboratory.

Work collaboratively with team members to complete all tasks, but also be accountable as an individual for personal tasks.

Utilize various laboratory equipment such as Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC), centrifuge, pipettes, liquid nitrogen tank, and others.

Schedules, documents, and maintains cell lines for assays.

Utilize VIPs LIMS system by including entering test results on samples.

Work with dry ice, freezers, and liquid nitrogen tanks to store clinical samples, while always wearing appropriate PPE.

Maintain close and effective communications with VIP management and external collaborators.

**Specific Qualifications:**

BS in Biological Science with 3+ years of experience in a BSL-2 laboratory, working with automated liquid handlers

Experience with utilizing Beckman Coulter automated liquid handling software such as SAMI and Biomek

Experience with assay development, optimization, and validation in cell-based assay such as virus neutralization assay, and in ligand binding assays such as ELISA and ADA Assay.

Ideal, but not required:

o Experience with Molecular Devices microplate readers or equivalent for luminescence/fluorescence/absorbance measurement

o Experience with MSD electro chemiluminescence technology

o Experience in a GCLP environment and IATA infectious substance A and B shipping certification

IT skills: candidate knows or can quickly learn to utilize LIMS, EDMS, Microsoft Office, etc.

Ability to work well with others and independently, Proactive Problem Solving Anticipates potential issues and innovates to resolve them, strong organization and time management skills, ability to perform under time constraints and meet deadlines, detail oriented while performing laboratory tasks, follows directions and protocols without deviations.

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. (

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Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-02

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