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Electron Microscopy Technician - 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 an **Electron Microscopy Technician** at the National Institutes of Health in **Bethesda, 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/SERVICES** . The contractor shall:


1. Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.

2. Work with staff on processing specimens for embedding according to protocols.

3. Perform quality control procedures necessary to ensure the accuracy of each test system, sample processing, storage, and inventory of samples.

4. Process samples for plastic embedding for transmission electron microscopy examination according to standard protocols

5. Prepare high quality slices of fixed tissues via a microslicervibratome

6. Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.

7. Follow established procedures and protocols; utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments.

8. Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures.

9. Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.

10. Prepare materials and equipment for experiments.

11. Maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents, and staining.

12. Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously.

13. Work with a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in the laboratory.

14. Ensure that all specimens and equipment necessary for experiments are available and in good order.

15. Prepare specimens and equipment for use in the laboratory.

16. Maintain inventory system and sample storage according to outlined guidelines.

17. Ensure that policies and procedures regarding sample retrieval and use are followed.

18. Perform processing, description, and analysis of samples.

19. Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research.

20. Convey and discuss research results with team lab members.

21. Update and maintain written laboratory record of the work.

22. Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases.

23. Collect data and prepare for analysis and interpretation.

24. Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases.

25. Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.

26. Work with Electron Microscopy Facility staff to maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents, and staining solutions

27. Work with staff to cover glassware washing, media preparation, and autoclaving.

28. Clean glassware and microscopic slides.

29. Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage.

30. Prepare high quality thick and thin plastic sections for transmission electron microscopy examination via an ultramicrotome

31. Work with Electron Microscopy Facility staff on quality of grid staining

32. Abide by safety standards on usage and disposal of chemicals and reagents

33. Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.

34. Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.


**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:


1. Bachelors degree in Biology or related field

2. Approximately 1 to 3 years of experience

3. Histotechnologist Certificate is preferred.

4. Experience with: Tissue Sectioning, Tissue Dissection, Maintain laboratory notebook record keeping, Maintaining Stock Solutions, Inventory Management

5. Experience with Software such as: Outlook, Excel, Word


**PLEASE APPLY ONLINE**

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.


**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: 2022-09-21 Expires: 2022-10-24

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