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Molecular Biologist - Immunology - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Molecular Biologist - Immunology - NIH - Bethesda, 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 seek a Molecular Biologist with strong cell biology skills and immunology expertise to work with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is near 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:

+ Work with Principal Investigator as support scientist in team effort to conduct experiments and perform lab work to maintain day-to-day operation of the laboratory.

+ Design and perform experiments and interpret results.

+ Independently develop and implement research plan to accomplish assigned projects, experiments and protocols; recommend methods and develop and/or modify methods and procedures to meet the experimental objectives.

+ Work with staff on the planning for future equipment and personnel needs.

+ Participate with team in coordinating activities of research projects and personnel and to ensure availability of equipment and required supplies.

+ Orient and train staff and others on the methods and procedures used in the laboratory.

+ Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the particular area of research throughout the life of the project; review available literature on new methods and techniques for potential application within the laboratory.

+ Conduct a full range of research experiments by performing complex procedures and techniques including, but not limited to DNA sequencing, library production for Next-Gen sequencing, genomic DNA, protein and RNA extraction from tissues and cells, isolation and analysis of chromatin, analysis of DNA binding proteins, chromatin immunoprecipitation (CHIP), gene cloning, plasmid purification and analysis, restriction mapping, protein analysis, immunoprecipitation and co- immunoprecipitation, necropsy, small animal survival surgery, small animal dissection and organ harvesting, animal bleeding, animal injection, work with staff to manage animal colonies, cell/tissue culture, primary cell fractionation and isolation, cell transfection of DNA and siRNA, virus transduction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), real time PCR, western blotting, southern and northern analysis, histochemical techniques, tissue and cell staining techniques, growth and assay of virus, conduct experiments with flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS); perform multicolor FACS analysis, etc.

+ Solve problems by making necessary modifications or adaptations.

+ Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments used to perform tests, analyses and other laboratory procedures, including, but not limited to centrifuges, electrophoresis apparatus, flow cytometer, fluorescent microscope, pH meter, real time PCR machine and PCR machine, spectrophotometers (UV and Visible), spectrofluorometer, scintillation and gamma counters, ultracentrifuge, etc.

+ Collect, record, analyze and interpret data; determine specific data needed and the best approach and methods to obtain these data.

+ Prepare summaries, graphs and other material of laboratory findings in final form for publication in reports and papers to be presented at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals.

+ Prepare manuscripts, abstracts and/or posters individually or as part of a team.

+ Present findings at scientific conferences and meetings; present articles, data and findings at journal clubs, local lab meetings and departmental lab meetings.

+ Train and oversee doctoral and other students and laboratory personnel in the use of laboratory equipment, biological software, and in the performance of specialized procedures and techniques.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree

+ Minimum of two 2-3 years of experience in a research laboratory environment.

+ Comprehensive, intensive knowledge, acquired through fundamental training and experience, of the theories and principles of biology, cell biology, molecular biology, and/or immunology.

+ 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 or emails. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

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