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Scientist (Cancer Immunology) - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
Scientist (Immunology) - NIH - Bethesda, MD

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 Scientist with immunology expertise to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

- 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:

+ Investigate T cell receptors that target tumor antigens.

+ Investigate novel methods of discovery of T cell receptors that target tumor antigens.

+ Investigate techniques for the avidity maturation of T cell receptors.

+ Investigate the use of HLA transgenic mice to generate T cell receptors.

+ Perform single cell cloning experiments to identify individual T cell receptors.

+ Perform flow cytometry to analyze T cells that express T cells receptors that target tumor antigens.

+ Clone T cell receptor gene sequences into expression vectors.

+ Make retrogenic mice with retrovirus-mediated transduction of purified bone marrow stem cells.

+ Perform cell separation techniques to isolate T cells with T cell receptors that target tumor antigens.

+ Perform experiments to characterize genetically engineered T cell phenotype and function including cytokine production assays, cytolysis assays, flow cytometry assays, specificity assays, and _in vivo_ testing in murine models.

+ Collaborate with laboratory scientists and participate in the planning of experiments aimed at the discovery of T cell receptors that target tumor antigens.

+ Collaborate with laboratory scientists and participate in the generation of novel mouse strains to be used in experiments.

+ Provide training to postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory members in techniques for T cell receptor generation and testing.

+ Perform scientific programming and experimental design.

+ Develop, modify and introduce new techniques to the laboratory that expedite the mission of the Branch.

+ Collaborate with PIs at discussions regarding research progress and future plans.

+ Work with staff on animal colony management.

+ Perform 5RACE and T cell receptor sequencing techniques.

+ Perform multiparametric flow cytometry to characterize gene engineered T cells.

+ Record and interpret experimental research data.

+ Review and discuss experimental research results.

+ Evaluate results and prepare summaries for discussion with supervisor for use in scientific reports and publications.

+ Generate figures suitable for publication, perform statistical analysis; work with staff on techniques required to generate figures suitable for journal submission.

+ Maintain a bibliographic reference database and work with the Branch Chief in reference management for publications.

+ Provide training to staff in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc.

+ Write and review documentation, including seminars, reports and presentations.

+ Present experimental results at scientific meetings.

+ Maintain an inventory system for plasmids and primers used in cloning and genotyping.

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

+ Minimum of four (4) years of experience in immunology research.

+ Expertise in immunology and immune assays.

+ Minimum of one (1) first-author publication in an internationally recognized scientific journal.

+ 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.

**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
Posted: 2019-07-03 Expires: 2019-09-02

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