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Scientist (Biology Specialization) - 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 a **Scientist** 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 a wide range of complex procedures and techniques including, cell culture, molecular biology, DNA/RNA analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, DNA/RNA purification, DNA/RNA next generation (Illumina) sequencing, flow cytometry, gene cloning.

(2) Lead the sequencing group in developing research including planning and conducting experiments and data analysis.

(3) Develop protocols for use in clinical vaccine trial analyses.

(4) Collaborate with scientists from other organizations or institutions involved in similar or related research projects.

(5) Lead students, post-doctoral fellows and non-doctoral research technicians on experimental design and laboratory-based methodologies.

(6) Maintain accurate, daily records of experiments.

(7) Perform high level next generation DNA/RNA sequencing data analysis.

(8) Manage project pipeline for the Vaccine Immunology Program.

(9) Develop novel protocols for sequencing viral genomes by sequence alignment and primer design.

(10) Design and implement improved methods to existing standard next generation sequencing protocols.

(11) Develop protocols into SOPs for use in training material.

(12) Maintain and operate two workstation robots to increase library prep throughput and sample clean-up.

(13) Develop the technique of single cell RNA-seq.

(14) Train individuals from other laboratories around the world in the technique of single cell RNA-seq, as a part of Vaccine Research Center collaborations.

(15) Analyze sequencing data produced by different types of analyzers.

(16) Integrate new instruments (NovaSeq, 10x Chromium, Mosquito) to increase the project versatility of the Genome Analysis Core.

(17) Manage sequencing projects once they are initiated by determining costs and acceptable timelines and providing frequent updates for these collaborations.

(18) Knowledge of LIMS system (Clarity or LabWare) with a view to interfacing instruments.

(19) Work with staff to plan technical aspects of sequencing projects by suggesting innovative methods and approaches.

(20) Work with staff to develop and optimize assays for diverse new projects.

(21) Produce high quality scientific data and analysis consistently using new methods such as single cell sequencing.

(22) Help train post-baccalaureate IRTAs and collaborators in molecular biology assays in the core.

(23) Provide assistance in budget management of various projects.

(24) Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments under GLP guidelines and follow SOPs to perform test, analysis, and other procedures.

**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:

(1) Ph.D. degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

(2) Minimum of five (5) years of experience in biology or a related field including cell and molecular biology, immunology, and/or next generation sequencing.

(3) Demonstrates experience working in a laboratory environment.

(4) Demonstrates knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.

(5) Demonstrates knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.

(6) Demonstrates knowledge of budget management for various projects.

(7) Demonstrates working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices


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** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you 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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-08-05 Expires: 2022-09-05

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