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Translational Research Scientist (PhD) - NIH -Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Rockville, MD 20851
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 Translational Research Scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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

TASKS. The contractor shall:

+ Under the mentorship of the SCTL group leader, address the key challenges that currently impede the translation of the iPSC technology for drug discovery and regenerative medicine applications.

+ Establish new standards, quality controls, improved differentiation protocols and other resources for the iPSC field.

+ Develop and optimize biochemical and cell-based assays for fully characterization of pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated progeny.

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

+ Perform research activities and other tasks in a laboratory environment.

+ Perform sample preparation for lab assays and for collaboration.

+ Perform DNA and RNA extraction and quantification.

+ Perform experiments, including DNA and RNA purification, polymerase chain reactions, real-time PCR, Southern and Northern blotting, cloning of DNA segments and sequencing of DNA.

+ Perform cell culture and biochemistry experiments, including basic tissue culture techniques, isolation of proteins from tissues/cells, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence.

+ Perform lab techniques which study the chemical processes of living organisms.

+ Develop and optimize cell-based and biochemical assays to support chemistry lead optimization.

+ Support cell-based projects with tissue culture; cell culture maintenance including stem cells.

+ Perform analysis of chromatin modification; immunohistological and immunofluorescence of samples; perform microdissection as necessary.

+ Perform assays to validate antibodies western blot analysis, ELISA and immunoprecipitation.

+ Prepare extracts of clinical and experimental samples and use validated antibodies to as many covalent modifications as is practicable to measure the relative modifications.

+ Conduct research experiments that will determine the effects of food, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and processes of living organisms.

+ Carry out drug repurposing screens against compound collections using the assays developed or transferred from collaborators.

+ Set-up and maintain a cell culture lab; provide the material for compound screens.

+ Conduct routine and non-routine sample preparation/extraction methods for a variety of biological matrices including but not limited to plasma, urine, skeletal muscle and brain tissue.

+ Conduct research experiments that will determine the effects of food, drugs, serums, hormones and other substances on tissues and processes of living organisms.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline.

Minimum of one (1) year of related experience in biochemical sciences.


+ MS Office

+ Relevant data analysis and instrumentation software


+ Skill at maintaining accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments

+ Microscopy: Confocal, Electron, Multi-Photon, Fluorescence, Super-Resolution

+ Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), qPCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR

+ Immunocytochemistry, in-situ Hybridization

+ Nucleic acid quantification

+ Nucleic Acid Extraction

+ Whole exome Sequencing

+ Single Cell Sequencing

+ Primary cell culture

+ Gel Electrophoresis

+ Library Preparation

+ Immunoprecipitation

+ Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

+ Manuscript writing

+ Molecular Cloning

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.

**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** **** **Government Solutions?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government Solutions partners with these organizations to create expert talent solutions that solve the worlds most critical challenges. We offer a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technology, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will connect you to 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-24

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