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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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an experienced individual to work as a **Scientist (Vaccine Production Program)** 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:


+ Advance vaccine and therapeutic protein candidates including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and virus-like particles by developing stable cell lines for preclinical development programs.

+ Independently culture mammalian cells in plates, shake flasks, and small-scale bioreactors with aseptic technique.

+ Perform transfection, selection, cloning, and maintenance of cells expressing proteins of interest.

+ Generate stable pools and perform transient protein production for supply of reagent-grade material.

+ Prepare plasmid DNA using standard molecular cloning techniques.

+ Participate in cell line development platform design, optimization, and cycle-time reduction studies including methods for clone selection, expansion, ranking, and characterization by reviewing recent literature and new technologies.

+ Identify, propose, and execute process and procedural changes to improve process performance, robustness, productivity, and efficiency.

+ Independently design, perform, and troubleshoot experiments and analyze data.

+ Plan and execute cell line development projects from plasmid construction through top clone selection.

+ Oversee maintenance and support for one or more pieces of laboratory instrumentation.

+ Generate, maintain and review accurate daily records of experiments and results in a laboratory notebook.

+ Prepare and review experimental plans, proposals, reports, SOPs, and production records.

+ Collect information, draft and verify data for CMC sections of pre-IND and IND documents to ensure successful registration of candidates.

+ Review experiments in order to evaluate the progress of the research and ensure that experiments and documentation conform to established protocols.

+ Work closely with other members of CLD team, upstream process development and downstream process development teams to improve workflow efficiency and overall process yield.

+ Work with Federal Task Leader to manage project timelines and provide regular updates to project teams.

+ Coordinate team meeting updates and presentations.


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:


+ Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of independent research experience in an academic or industrial setting.

+ Hands-on experience with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture along with supporting technologies for cell line engineering including cell counting, high-throughput transfection, single-cell cloning, flow cytometry, and automated small-scale bioreactor systems.

+ Familiarity with molecular cloning methods, PCR, and agarose gel electrophoresis as well as supporting software for generating and editing plasmid maps.

+ Ability to independently design experiments and work plans and manage project timelines for complex projects.

+ Experience in preparing technical reports, standard operating procedures, and data presentations.

+ Ability to work in a collaborative environment within the cell line development team and with other teams.


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.


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: 2022-06-13 Expires: 2022-07-14

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