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Scientist - 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 Scientist 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:

+ Develop and optimize antibody discovery platforms, such as phage display, affinity maturation, protein evolution, functional selection by high-throughput cell sorting, etc.

+ Develop and optimize methodologies for production of novel antibody-drug conjugates.

+ Develop and employ cutting-edge technologies to optimize properties of antibodies, such as affinity and selectivity, solubility, scalability of production, and pharmacokinetic profile.

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize findings into tables and figures.

+ Evaluate new technologies and instruments resulting in proposals for new screening strategies and novel formats.

+ Propose, design and test assays to allow for a secondary profiling and utilization of probe candidates.

+ Propose and investigate new target projects for initiation based on novelty and relevance to human health.

+ Search existing literature; propose, design and test alternative assays for difficult screening targets.

+ Confirm assay results and determine EC50/specificity for primary active samples; develop secondary assays for follow-up; communicate results to facilitate antibody probe development.

+ Operate liquid dispensing systems (Aurora FRD, Kalypsys dispenser and pintool, CyBio Cybi Well, PE Evolution P3) and multimodal detectors/plate readers (Tecan Safire, PE ViewLux, PE EnVision),

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize them into tables and figures with Prism Plot and other data analysis/visualization software.

+ Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and instruments.

+ Write technical and experimental reports.

+ Collaborate with investigators to prepare manuscripts for publication.

+ Prepare oral presentations and posters for internal and external groups and conferences.

+ Provide updates to assay providers; send summaries; conduct periodical teleconferences to discuss issues and coordinate actions.

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

+ Ph.D. degree in a scientific field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelors degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

+ Two (2) years of experience in a science related field. Demonstrates expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment. Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.

+ Experience working in research laboratory environment.

+ 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.

**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: 2020-07-13 Expires: 2020-08-13

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