1+ months

Scientist (Downstream Processing)- 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 one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Temporary Scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

**This is a short-term assignment (6 - 8 weeks) 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:

+ Support the Purification group of the Vaccine Production Program Labs (VPPL) in the Vaccine Research Center.

+ Develop downstream processes, with minimal supervision, for recombinant proteins, virus vaccines, and virus-like particles (VLP) that may be used as clinical vaccine candidates.

+ Work collaboratively within the downstream group to develop and optimize the necessary unit operations (chromatography, filtration, viral inactivation) for all clinical trial vaccine candidates.

+ Use of AKTA chromatography systems and scalable depth filtration and tangential flow filtration (TFF) equipment including POD depth filter assemblies and both manual and Uniflux TFF systems.

+ Analyze and compile data, present at various group/department meetings.

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Bachelors degree in a science related field; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a High School diploma is equivalent to a Bachelors degree.

+ Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a science related field.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.

+ Demonstrated expertise in the following techniques or tools for protein purification and characterization:

+ Column chromatography for protein purification by means of AEX, CEX, affinity, SEC, HIC

+ Column packing and testing

+ AKTA chromatography system

+ Lab scale TFF systems

+ Qualitative assays including SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

+ UV/vis spectrophotometer

+ High-throughput purification systems (e.g. Tecan liquid handlers)

+ Previous work experience in a GMP environment in biotech/pharmaceutical industry.

+ Must be a team player who can effectively work with members from cross-functional departments.

+ Strong oral and written communication skills.

+ Familiarity with computer software including word processing and data evaluation.

+ Knowledge and use of statistical design of experiments (DoE).

+ Demonstrates expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment.

+ Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.


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.

**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** ****

Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. Were always thinking about whats next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice.

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: 2020-04-13 Expires: 2020-06-25

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