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Biologist (Protein Purification) - NIH - Gaithersburg, MD

Kelly Services
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
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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 experienced individual to work as a Biologist (Protein Purification) at the National Institutes of Health in Gaithersburg. 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:

(1) Support the Downstream Process Development group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) Labs of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC).

(2) Develop downstream (purification) processes, under the supervision of a project lead scientist, for recombinant proteins, virus vaccines, and virus-like particles (VLP) that may be used as clinical vaccine candidates.

(3) Serve as a functional lead in either chromatography or filtration (normal flow and tangential flow filtration) purification process steps for a given project.

(4) Work independently and collaboratively within the purification group to design, develop and optimize chromatography and filtration step unit operations to support process development of clinical trial vaccine candidates and mAb products.

(5) Purify research-phase recombinant proteins, virus vaccines and/or virus-like particles in support of other groups at the VRC.

(6) Work to prepare necessary materials (buffers, packed columns, etc.) in support of downstream process activities.

(7) Support technology transfer of processes to VRC Pilot Plant for manufacture of clinical products.

(8) Write and review technical protocols and reports, analyze and compile data, and make presentations

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor ideally would have:

(1) B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or related Life Sciences field.

(2) Minimum of two (2) years of experience in recombinant protein purification.

(3) Demonstrated proficiency in the techniques or tools for protein purification and characterization such as column chromatography for protein purification (AEX, CEX, affinity, SEC, HIC), column packing and testing, AKTA chromatography system, tangential flow filtration systems, qualitative assays (SDS-PAGE and Western Blot), and UV/Vis spectrophotometer

(4) Development and tech transfer for GMP clinical-phase production is highly desirable.

(5) Knowledge and use of statistical design of experiments

(6) Expert knowledge of Excel and/or other database systems along with use of software for word processing and data evaluation.

(7) Must be a team player with strong communication skills and able to effectively work with members from cross-functional departments.


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: 2021-08-18 Expires: 2021-09-25

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