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Laboratory Technician - NIH - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Kelly Services

Bethesda, MD
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Job Title Laboratory Technician - NIH - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Jobid US3172RS_BH1427892

Location: Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA

Description Laboratory Technician - NIH - Gaithersburg, Maryland

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 an EXPERIENCED LABORATORY TECHNICIAN to work at the National Institutes of Health in Gaithersburg, MD. Gaithersburg is 30 miles from Washington, DC.

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

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
1. Support team members in the Nonhuman Primate Immunogenicity Core Laboratory.
2. Perform peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) isolation using Ficoll gradients.
3. Isolate cells from tissue using a tissue homogenizer.
4. Cryopreserve samples using a controlled rate freezer.
5. Store samples in liquid nitrogen tanks.
6. Organize and inventory mechanical and liquid nitrogen tank freezers.
7. Retrieve samples from freezers and transfer to end-users.
8. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
9. Make detailed observations and maintain accurate daily records.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
1. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Life Sciences or related.
2. One (1) year of experience in a laboratory environment.
3. Demonstrated ability with accurate pipetting, attention to detail and low error rate.
4. Demonstrates basic computer skills.
5. Ability to lift 40 lb freezer racks.
6. Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
7. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
8. Experience with Ficoll gradients, tissue homogenizer, cryopreservation, sample storage/processing and following SOPs is preferred.

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.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at

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