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Chemist - NIH - Rockville, MD

Kelly Services
Rockville, MD 20851
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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 **Chemist** at the National Institutes of Health in **Rockville, Maryland** .

**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:**

+ Perform both routine and specialized laboratory procedures.

+ Perform chemical and biochemical reactions and appropriate analytical analyses.

+ Perform analytical validation and testing of compositions.

+ Synthesize and optimize drug leads for potency, selectivity, physical chemical properties and DMPK properties

+ Perform general maintenance and upkeep of equipment and instrumentation.

+ Troubleshoot and provide routine maintenance of the instruments and equipment.

+ Perform instrument quality control to ensure proper function.

+ Write papers and abstracts detailing research efforts and results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

+ Maintain up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook detailing all experiments.

+ Collect and review data; analyze and interpret data and results.

+ Search chemical databases for journal articles, patents and related technologies.

+ Function as a chemist lead for the assigned TRND projects:

+ Function as a chemist lead for the assigned projects and provide the chemistry expertise for the projects.

+ Search and read literature references related to the projects

+ Perform chemistry experiments to support preclinical development of the projects.

+ Participate in project meetings for the assigned projects.

+ Present chemistry ideas/experimental results; participate in discussions.

+ Draft technical reports, manuscripts, and present work internally and to external collaborators.

+ Work in multidisciplinary project teams:

+ Understand data produced by biology, PK and safety disciplines.

+ Analyze data; identify problems/issues; plan and carry out solutions by compound design and synthesis.

+ Design and synthesize new molecules to drive forward the objectives of the projects:

+ Plan and execute chemical synthesis.

+ Improve potency and physicochemical properties of compounds.

+ Optimize pharmacokinetic and safety properties of compounds.

+ Participate in the search for CRO (contract research organization).

+ Evaluate and apply new technologies and instruments to improve the quality and function of chemistry:

+ Keep abreast of new synthetic and medicinal chemistry literature, evaluate and when appropriate, incorporate into NCATS.

+ Keep abreast of new chemistry technologies and instruments, evaluate and when appropriate, incorporate into NCATS.

+ Maintain good communications with collaborators.

+ Summarize and present results and conclusions in TRND project meetings.

+ Present results in both internal and external scientific meetings.

+ Write and submit scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals.

+ **Perform chemical synthesis and optimization of small molecule probes for use in biological research.**

+ **Perform organic synthesis of key materials (e.g., reference compounds and precursors for labeling).**

+ **Work with staff in identity, purity and stability analysis.**

+ **Produce compositions at desired scales and purities.**

+ Inventory all chemicals; maintain and provide updates on all shipping and receiving requests.

+ Prepare reagents and track necessary laboratory supplies; prepare test solutions and compounds.

+ Utilize in-house compound tracking system; enter and review data.

+ Devise synthetic routes to target molecules; produce 10-100 member libraries with acceptable purity and deliver quantities to support biological assays.

+ Maintain computer database for various records.

+ Independently design, synthesize and optimize chemical probes for potency and solubility.

+ Develop and present plans for novel syntheses and approaches to new compounds.

+ Carry out scale-up of the chemical probes of interest for additional studies.

+ Train staff on new experiments, practices, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment and safety practices.

+ Train junior laboratory staff in the design and execution of proper chemical/biochemical protocols.

+ Work with staff on all mandatory training and competency assessments.

+ Organize and mentor staff in the use of instrumentation.

+ Work with facilities manager on evacuation procedures and drills.

+ Work with staff to monitor and manage waste disposal.

+ Monitor and report on all safety issues.

+ Participate in laboratory clean-up events and aid laboratory managers in organizing stock-rooms and bench areas.

+ Gather, analyze and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports.

**REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:**

+ Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or a related discipline

+ Five (5) years of related postdoctoral experience.

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written


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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Posted: 2021-08-23 Expires: 2021-10-23

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