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Virologist - NIH - Rockville, 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 Virologist 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.** The contractor shall:


+ Develop research plans for new projects, including strategies for primary and secondary screens and advanced characterization, including BSL2 and BSL3 viruses.

+ Design and perform mechanism of action studies, including molecular biology approaches and gene editing experiments.

+ Perform virus titer and lot quality control studies.

+ Work with NCATS teams and investigators on co-authoring grant/funding applications.

+ Co-author Research Collaborative Agreement write-ups and proposals for new collaborations between NCATS and academic institutions or private industry.

+ Mentor junior biology trainees such as post-bac fellows and summer students.

+ Develop and optimize biochemical and cell-based assays, including pathogenic viruses, for fully automated robotic screening in 384-well and 1536-well formats.

+ Develop and optimize biochemical and cell-based assays for profiling therapeutic interventions against divergent molecular targets and animal/human pathogens

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize findings into tables and figures.

+ Evaluate new technologies and instruments resulting in proposals for new screening strategies and novel assay formats.

+ Search existing literature; propose, design and test alternative assays for difficult screening targets.

+ Confirm assay results and determine EC50/specificity for primary active samples; develop secondary assays for follow up; communicate results to facilitate small molecule probe development.

+ Operate liquid dispensing systems (Aurora FRD, Labcyte acoustic dispensers, ThermoFisher Multidrop) and multimodal detectors/plate readers (Tecan Safire, PE ViewLux, PE EnVision, BMG PheraStar).

+ Analyze the experimental results and organize them into tables and figures with Prism Plot or other data analysis/visualization software.

+ Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and equipment.

+ Write technical reports and prepare manuscripts; write experiment reports and prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with other investigators.

+ Prepare oral presentations and posters for internal and external groups/conferences.

+ Propose, design and test assays to allow for a secondary profiling and utilization of probe candidates at NCGC.

+ Identify potential collaborators, academic, governmental, and industry; propose and investigate new target projects for initiation based on novelty and relevance to human health.

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


**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:


+ Ph.D. in Virology or a related discipline. 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.

+ Minimum of two (2) years of related experience in Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) research environment.

+ Skill at maintaining accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments.

+ Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

+ Ability to multi-task, set priorities and pay close attention to detail.


**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.


**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: 2021-04-28 Expires: 2021-05-31

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