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SmallAnimal Biologist- NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
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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 **Small** **Animal Biologist** to work 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:**

(1) Perform molecular biology and cloning techniques, tissue histochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

(2) Perform analysis of animal tissues; prepare frozen slices and paraffin sections, appropriately stained to demonstrate normal and abnormal structures.

(3) Perform Immunohistochemistry and assist lab members with checking the expression of fluorescent proteins in vivo using mouse imaging method

(4) Work products and documents related to establishing and maintaining records of laboratory supply usage; order, ship and receive lab supplies; document the usage of general laboratory supplies; communicate with vendors and suppliers about orders

(5) Conduct behavioral testing and perform surgery on small animal models.

(6) Perform behavioral assays in association with the primary research project.

(7) Work with staff to manage and conduct behavioral training and testing of animals for users of the Section.

(8) Conduct animal behavioral testing, including T-maze, step down, conditioned place preference/aversion, oral, inhalation and intravenous drug self-administration, forced-swim test, hot-plate, tail-flick, von Frey, locomotion, elevated plus maze, open-field, novel object recognition, ultrasonic vocalization recording and startle reflex.

(9) Develop and maintain a spreadsheet of animal breeding records; record lineage, genotype, birth, death and experimental use of each animal.

(10) Set up animals to be available in numbers and at the time required.

(11) Anticipate animal needs for lab research and colony maintenance; adjust the number of breeding pairs accordingly.

(12) Determine best type of breeding units to set up for lab needs, including but not limited to continuous pairs, harems, and timed-pregnancies.

(13) Manage and breed animal colonies; genotype animals and report genotyping results to staff.

(14) Work with staff to maintain, breed, genotype and phenotype transgenic animal colony; maintain records of animal colony.

(15) Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.

(16) Maintain animal colony, including general husbandry, breeding, plug checks, weaning, tagging animals and obtaining tail or ear snips for genotyping, and euthanasia.

(17) Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.

(18) Perform skilled routine surgical procedures in support of on-going animal studies.

(19) Perform complex surgical techniques, necropsies, blood and tissue sample collection.

(20) Prepare animals for surgery and ensure proper disposal of animal carcasses.

(21) Maintain animal lines in transgenic facilities.

(22) Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques.

(23) Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques.

(24) Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry.

(25) Perform Western Blot, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence.

(26) Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, analyze and interpret data.

(27) Collect, organize and record experimental data for publication and future reference by others.

(28) Collate, edit and archive electronic and paper laboratory files, notebooks and databases.

(29) Perform computer analysis and use computer software to prepare images

**REQUIREMENTS** . **The contractor must have:**

(1) Bachelor's or Masters degree in Biological Sciences or other related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelors degree is equivalent to a Masters degree.

(2) Minimum of three (3) years experience in maintaining mouse colonies

(3) Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Molecular Biology, immunohistochemistry, or a related field.


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.

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**About Kelly** ****

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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-18

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