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Biologist (Vaccine Purification experience) - 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 currently seeking a Biologist with Vaccine Purification experience to work onsite with 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 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan

- Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS: The contractor shall:

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

- 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.

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

- 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.

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

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

- Support technology transfer of processes to VRC Pilot Plant for manufacture of clinical products.

- Develop novel techniques/protocols for process development, including high-throughput and/or robotics-based methods.

- Perform protein/small molecule conjugation experiments to support method development or conjugate-based vaccine candidates.

- Write and review technical protocols and reports.

- Analyze and compile data, present at various group/department meetings.

REQUIREMENTS: The contractor must have:

- B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or related Life Sciences field.

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

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

- Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.

- Demonstrated proficiency in the following techniques or tools for protein purification and characterization:

1. Column chromatography for protein purification by means of AEX, CEX, affinity, SEC, HIC

2. Column packing and testing

3. AKTA chromatography system

4. Lab scale TFF systems

5. Qualitative assays including SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

6. UV/vis spectrophotometer

- Must be a team player who can effectively work with members from cross-functional departments.

- Strong oral and written communication skills.

- Familiarity with computer software including word processing and data evaluation.

- Expert knowledge of Excel and/or other database systems.

- Knowledge and use of statistical design of experiments (DoE).

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- 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: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-11-05

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