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Downstream Process Development/Purification Scientist (PhD) - NIH Gaithersburg, MD

Kelly Services
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
**Downstream Process Development/Purification Scientist (PhD) - NIH Gaithersburg, MD**

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 one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.? We are currently seeking a **Downstream Process Development/Purification Scientist** with the National Institutes of Health in Gaithersburg, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS. The contractor shall:

+ Support the Downstream Process Development (purification) group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) at the Vaccine Research Center.

+ Develop downstream processes for recombinant proteins such as monoclonal antibodies, subunit or nanoparticle vaccines, and virus-like particles (VLPs) that may be used as clinical therapeutic or vaccine candidates.

+ Work independently and collaboratively within the purification group to design, develop and optimize chromatography, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF), and Normal Flow Filtration (NFF) processes for all clinical trial vaccine candidates.

+ Apply process optimization techniques, such as Design of Experiments (DoE) or other statistical design approaches.

+ Support Viral Clearance Validation studies by traveling to CMO/CRO sites to perform and oversee viral clearance chromatography and filtrations processes.

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

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

+ Pursue novel technologies to advance the capabilities of the VPP.

+ Write and review technical reports and method protocols.

+ Write and review process batch records for toxicology batch productions.

+ Write and review technology transfer documents in support of GMP manufacturing.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Ph.D. in a Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other life sciences is required.

+ A minimum of two (2) years of experience in vaccine research and/or development (industry experience is preferred).

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

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

+ AKTA chromatography system

+ Qualitative assays including SDS-PAGE and Western Blot o UV/vis spectrophotometer

+ Proficiency in the following is highly-desirable, but not required:

+ Column packing and testing

+ Lab scale TFF systems

+ Lab scale nano-filtration systems

+ Qualitative assays including SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

+ UV/vis spectrophotometry

+ Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.

+ Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), databases, and data analysis tools.

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

+ Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.

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.

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.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Government Solutions?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government Solutions partners with these organizations to create expert talent solutions that solve the worlds most critical challenges. We offer a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technology, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will connect you to 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-24

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