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Scientist (Rodent Behavior) - 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 expertise in Rodent Behavior 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:

+ Work with staff to innovate, design, refine or test new experimental approaches to facilitate experimental brain studies.

+ Develop and implement courses for users of the Rodent Behavioral Core (RBC).

+ Ensure equipment works in a dynamic high-traffic research environment.

+ Prepare code and custom script for video-tracking, data analysis and experimental protocols using programming languages including R, Python and Matlab.

+ Test, update and troubleshoot video-tracking software and other software used in the RBC.

+ Work with Core, Scientific Directors Office and software developers to facilitate changes to Scientific Core Tracking System; attend regular meetings, test software, comunicate with users, and relay appropriate and constructive feedback for software updates.

+ Work with NIH and NIMH Information Technology services and other related computer and server support services to ensure data management infrastructure for the RBC.

+ Prepare documents, Core status reports and graphical data for annual and committee reports.

+ Attend courses and technical workshops to update knowledge and apply new knowledge to existing equipment infrastructure.

+ Work with staff to coordinate and conduct behavioral training and testing of rodents for users of the Section.

+ Provide technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques.

+ Perform experimental procedures to support users of the Section.

+ Work with staff on experimental data collected in the Section and Core, including data files, computer programs, source codes and any written document.

+ Develop and maintain training resources including training materials used.

+ Prepare technical progress reports including summaries of technical information.

+ Prepare status reports, including specific work performed and progress.

+ Prepare, operate and maintain experimental laboratory equipment in the Section and Core; perform minor repairs.

+ Ensure compliance with safety regulations in the use of equipment.

+ Ensure proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

+ Prepare laboratory reagents and restock general laboratory supplies.

+ Ensure general housekeeping and cleanliness of rooms.

**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 BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.

+ Four (4) years of experience in a science related field. Demonstrates expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment.

+ Experience working with animals in a research setting, with experience in animal behavior, stereotaxic surgery and optogenetics.

+ Experience working with students, trainees and research fellows.

+ Proficiency in data analysis skills and programming including languages like R, Matlab or Python, as well as machine learning.

+ Experience with integrating optical and neurophysiological methods with operant behavioral control systems.

+ Interest in working with cutting-edge experimental approaches.

+ Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal 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: 2020-06-19 Expires: 2020-07-20

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