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Scientist - Malaria & Mouse Models - 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 an experienced individual to work as a Scientist (Malaria) 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) Evaluate the efficacy of malaria vaccines in the mice malaria model systems.

(2) Test antibodies by passive immunization and subsequent mouse malaria challenge by intravenous injection of _Plasmodium berghei_ sporozoites.

(3) Conduct and organize in vivo rodent malaria challenges to establish protocols, procedures, doses and risks for malaria experiments.

(4) Isolate plasmodium sporozoites from salivary glands of infected mosquitoes for all the in vitro and in vivo assays realized in the lab.

(5) Examine mice challenged with sporozoites using bioluminescence and blood smear assessments.

(6) Conduct and supervise blood feedings of mice in order to infect _Anopheles_ mosquitoes.

(7) Organize and maintain Plasmodium frozen stocks for all the mosquitoes infections.

(8) Dissect and evaluate the _P. berghei_ infection status in mosquito midguts (oocysts) and salivary glands (sporozoites).

(9) Monitor and maintain the survival of infected mosquitoes.

(10) Conduct in vivo rodent malaria challenges by natural mosquito bites.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor ideally would have:

(1) Ph.D. in Pathology or closely related field

(2) Minimum of six (6) years of experience in parasitology

(3) Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with malaria

(4) Veterinary training and/or work with rodent model systems


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.

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**Why Kelly** **** **?**

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**About Kelly** ****

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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: 2021-03-19 Expires: 2021-04-19

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