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Scientist - NIH - Baltimore, MD

Kelly Services
Baltimore, MD 21217
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 individual to work as a **Scientist** at the **National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, 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 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

+ Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives


**TASKS/SERVICES** . The contractor shall:


**Prepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipment**


+ Express recombinant proteins using a baculovirus system and purify recombinant proteins using both conventional biochemical and chromatography steps, as well as design protocols and operate FPLC instrumentation


+ Work with staff on scheduling and maintenance of research tracking system and databases for all research activities, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation


+ Maintain an inventory system and sample storage per outlined guidelines by making la-bels, tubes, aliquoting and re-inventory of processed samples; ensure that policies and procedures regarding retrieval are followed Maintain an inventory and notebooks of all experiments


+ Create and maintain a research tracking system and database for all research activities, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation


+ Keep up to date on technical developments, especially in the fields of genomic stability, DNA repair, DNA damage response, cellular senescence, nucleic acid metabolism, nucleic acid processing enzymes and binding proteins, recombinant protein expression and purification, single-molecule studies, and single-cell experimentation


+ Operate laboratory equipment to analyze samples


+ Perform investigations with reagents material tissues under investigation which range from cellular products to whole tissue; maintain inventory system and sample storage; maintain inventory of all experiments


**Assists with performing basic laboratory experiments and procedures**


+ Perform biochemical assays including electrophoretic mobility shift assay EMSA, helicase assays with radiometric or fluorometric substrates, ATPase assays, protein interaction assays ELISA, co-immunoprecipitation, dot blot, affinity pull-down


+ Work with staff on the maintenance of animal protocols; work with animal facility staff to maintain, design and produce the necessary crosses of distinct mouse strains Safeguard animal logs; work with animal facility staff to maintain and breed specific mouse models


+ Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory protocols; work with facility staff to maintain, design and produce the necessary safety protocols and procedures


+ Perform molecular biology experimentations, bioinformatics, gene and protein profiling, protein concentrations in extracts


**Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal life**


+ Perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs


+ Write and edit scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals


+ Present ongoing research and findings at weekly lab unit section meetings


+ Present papers abstracts posters at scientific meetings conferences


+ Design and synthesize nucleic acid substrates for biochemical assays to analyze proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism


**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:


+ PhD degree in Biological Sciences or other 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.

+ Minimum Seven (7) years of experience in Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry, or a related field.


**Skills** (Ranked By Priority)


1. Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.

2. Ability to work independently and think critically with skilled hands and sound judgment.

3. Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

4. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

5. Experience with isolation of DNA and RNA from tissues and cells, small samples, PCR, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, current methodologies of gene targeting and analysis; RNA interference, transfections, and prior experience working with cell models.

6. Familiarity with flow cytometric techniques.

7. Familiarity with tissue culture techniques.

8. Strong familiarity with cell biology, genetics, state-of-the-art molecular biology and its techniques.

9. In-depth knowledge of single-cell DNA replication and DNA repair assays and single-molecule (kinetic) biochemical assays


Please Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all job opportunities offered through Kelly Government Solutions, in accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE

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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2022-06-08 Expires: 2022-07-09

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