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Biologist (protein production) - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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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 (protein production) 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:

+ Produce and purify viral proteins and monoclonal antibodies as research reagents using transient transfection of mammalian cells or by expansion of stable cell lines or pools.

+ Develop high-throughput and automated protein purification methodology, if required.

+ Assist and collaborate on the design and development of viral proteins and monoclonal antibodies.

+ Test antigenicity and specificity of proteins produced through Meso Scale Discovery and/or Octet affinity measurements

+ Culture and maintain cell lines.

+ Organize and maintain protein inventories.

+ Participate in project and laboratory meetings.

+ Locate and review literature pertinent to projects and to identify/modify the most applicable protocols and methods for experiments.

+ Trouble shoot assays and adjust scientific methodology to correct problems or deficiencies in a research project, experiment, or trial.

+ Maintain accurate laboratory records to ensure proper retention of scientific data.

+ Develop and maintain collegial, collaborative relationships with colleagues in the VRC research groups.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Masters degree with relevant experience or Bachelors degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline with 3 years of specialized experience

+ Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.

+ Knowledge of viral and vaccine immunology

+ Basic computer skills to include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Background in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and/or biophysics.

+ Ability to multi-task in a high-volume fast paced work environment.

+ Experience with mammalian cell culture for both anchorage dependent and suspension cell culture.

+ Experience with purification of eukaryotic proteins such as IMAC, affinity purification, ion exchange chromatography, FPLC and HPLC with a demonstrated ability to develop optimal methods of purification to obtain high quality proteins.

+ Expertise in molecular biology and design of expression vectors, transfection techniques, screening of cells expressing recombinant proteins and knowledge of classical purification methods such as ammonium sulfate precipitation.

+ Experience with biomolecular interactions using ELISA as well as the use of label-free methods such as BioLayer Interferometry and SPR.

+ Familiarity with scientific 2D graphing and statistics software (GraphPad Prism, etc.)

+ Familiarity with protein structure modeling programs such as Pymol preferred.


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.

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**About Kelly** ****

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Posted: 2021-01-08 Expires: 2021-02-08

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