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Senior Scientist (Vaccine Immunology Program) - 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 **Senior Scientist (Vaccine Immunology 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:**


+ Lead the advanced testing group, ensure QA and QC of work, provide technical review, direction, and feedback to others. Conduct advanced research. Design experimental approaches, provide critical evaluation of scientific data, mentor scientific staff and collaborates with other scientists and integration and start-up of new technologies within the laboratory.

+ Establishment and implementation of electronic notebooks and integration with Laboratory Management Systems (LIMs) e.g. **Freezerworks.**

+ **Assess and implement levels of assay development required for phase 1 (first in human) to phase 3 according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and FDA guidelines.**

+ **Coordinate advanced clinical testing of products developed from the program and partner organizations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.**

+ **Coordination of US Government driven clinical trial immune assays e.g. from Countermeasures Acceleration Group (CAG) formerly Operation warp speed.**

+ Strategize with Vaccine Immunology Program leadership for the implementation Pandemic Preparedness measures and surge testing capabilities.

+ Contribute to the project teams, responsible for supporting the assessment of biologics used for assay development and participating in strategic research that leads to innovation in a research environment.

+ Plan delivery of results to industry partners according to data transfer agreements.

+ Design and conduct experiments leading to the development and implementation of new or improved immunological methodologies. Leads project aspects to accomplish established milestones.

+ Represent the Vaccine Immunology Program in various departmental and interdepartmental committees that address scientific goals of the program and new initiatives.

+ Perform financial planning and budgetary management of reagents requirements.

+ Transfer relevant immunoassays in a standardized form for high throughput automated testing.

+ Build a capacity to automate standard assays for the program and develop immunology capability to ensure high throughput analyses of clinical trials.

+ Maintain sample repositories.

+ Coordinate effectively within a diverse and stratified team environment.


**REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:**


+ Ph.D. in a scientific field is required.

+ **Minimum of five (5) years of specialized experience, preferably in a Clinical Research Organization (CRO).**

+ **Conversant with FDA regulatory guidelines surround phase 3 testing and assay validation.**

+ Detailed knowledge of GCLP or GLP in the context of clinical trial analyses.

+ **Knowledge of implementing automated work flows for high throughout analyses.**

+ **Knowledge of virus neutralization and binding antibody analyses.**

+ Demonstrates expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment.

+ **Demonstrates expertise with laboratory assay and product development automation technologies.**

+ Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.


**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: 2022-07-13 Expires: 2022-09-12

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