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Histotechnologist - NIH - Research Triangle Park, NC

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Job Title Histotechnologist - NIH - Research Triangle Park, NC

Jobid US453RTA_BH1447221

Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, USA

Description Histotechnologist - NIH - Research Triangle Park, NC

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 Histotechnologist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Research Triangle Park, NC.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at at

**TASKS.** The contractor shall:

+ Perform laser capture microdissection (LCM) on rodent and human tissue samples (paraffin-embedded and frozen tissue).
+ Coordinate all projects submitted to the LCM core and respective LCM parameters used for each project.
+ Operate a cryostat and cut frozen sections.
+ Extract RNA, DNA and protein from LCM samples.
+ Prepare genomic libraries for next generation sequencing (RNASeq, exome seq, etc.).
+ Contribute to other research projects (such as PCRs and cell culture) in the Molecular Pathology laboratory through scientific and technical support.
+ Present project/core user progress to group leader.
+ Coordinate the training of laboratory staff in laser microdissection techniques.
+ Perform scientific maintenance of the laboratory, including laser microdissection microscopes and equipment.
+ Maintain written records of experimental procedures and data.
+ Evaluate new types of experimental approaches and analyses and recommend changes to protocols based on knowledge of scientific literature, available facilities, and research needs.
+ Work with staff to write and edit manuscripts; present findings at laboratory meetings.
**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Master’s degree in Biology or a related scientific discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
+ Minimum of three (3) years of laboratory experience in biology or a related field.
+ Experience working in a laboratory environment.
+ Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.
+ Knowledge of laser capture microscopy and subsequent extraction of RNA, DNA and proteins from LCM samples.
+ Knowledge of microtomy, staining procedures, frozen sections, preparation of solution, and equipment maintenance.
+ Knowledge of anatomy, histology, histology lab theory, histology lab techniques and specimen processing.
+ Knowledge of rodent necropsy techniques.
+ Knowledge of Windows XP, Mac-OS X, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point).
+ Demonstrated evidence of competence and scientific productivity as indicated by authorship on papers and informal presentations to work group.
+ Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
+ Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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