1+ months

Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist -NIH- Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
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 individuals to work as a Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The long-term contract positions offer:

- 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 contractors shall:

(1) Serve as a technologist providing state-of-the-art molecular analyses in the Transfusion Transmitted Viruses Laboratory, Infectious Disease Section, within the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM).

(2) Perform accessioning, specimen processing and test performance of moderate to high complexity tests.

(3) Enter requests to order reagents and supplies as well as receive and processes reagents and kits into inventory.

(4) Perform DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, and real-time PCR.

(5) Independently analyze and discuss the interpretation, reliability, and validity of test data; perform data retrieval and entry

(6) Follow the laboratorys established policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratorys established acceptable levels of performance.

(7) Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify staff; document all corrective actions taken.

(8) Troubleshoot problems with equipment such as thermocyclers (e.g. GeneAmp PCR System), ABI 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, and QIASymphony/QIAgility instruments.

(9) Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement (QC/QA/QI) policies and procedures.

(10) Document all quality control activities, instrument calibrations and maintenance performed.

(11) Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.

(12) Attend weekly staff meetings or review minutes of the meeting if unable to attend. Attend in-services and continuing education activities as workload permits to maintain relevant knowledge, skills and abilities.

(13) Ensure compliance with accrediting and inspections agency requirements, participating in activities associated with the laboratory accreditation process.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

(1) Masters degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Masters degree.

(2) MT/CLS certification (ASCP/NCA, or equivalent).

(3) Minimum of two (2) years of experience with clinical molecular testing.

(4) Experience with quantitative PCR; DNA/RNA purification and quantitation techniques

(5) Knowledge of regulatory guidelines for molecular testing.

(6) Strong knowledge of proper laboratory techniques, disposal methods and safety procedures including proper use of PPE.

(7) Ability to lift 10 30 pounds and excellent hand-eye coordination

(8) Demonstrate competency on training exercises and in retrospective review of data entries by the Lead Technologist: Training, Competency and Continuing Education.


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** ****

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. (
Posted: 2021-01-15 Expires: 2021-07-03

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