Biological Scientist

Employer
Kelly Services
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Aug 03, 2022
Closes
Aug 13, 2022
Ref
617183030
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
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 Biological Scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.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 www.kellygovernmentsolutions.comOBJECTIVE:Provide technical and laboratory support to the Neuropathology Unit at NINDS.**Skills**- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, possession of excellenttime management and organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and shift priorities when required. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Proficiency in record keeping and computer skills, including working with spread sheets/databases. -Knowledge of BSL-2 precautions for handling clinical specimens -Experience in histology and immunohistochemistry techniques. -Several years of laboratory experience in biology lab skills (cell culture, molecular biology, and small animal husbandry)**TASKS:**Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal lifeStudy basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functionAssists with performing basic laboratory experiments and proceduresCollect and analyze biological data about relationships among and between organisms and their environmentMonitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnelAnalyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findingsFollow established procedures and regulations for procurement, handling, and storage of patient tissue and fluidspecimens resulting from clinical research protocolsMonitor biorepository database entry including specimen inventory, tracking and documentation of usage, freezerstatus, and other required record keepingParticipate in FDA audits of specimen storage and tracking relating to clinical trialsPerform a variety of standard molecular biology and biochemical techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning and plasmidproduction, transfection, gene expression silencing, gene editing, gel electrophoresis, and Western blottingPerform standard cell culture techniques including cryopreservation.Establish primary cell cultures by mechanically and/or enzymatically dispersing normal and tumorous tissue.Perform various functional assays on cultured cells (eg, proliferation, invasion, regulation of geneexpression/differentiationPerform small animal husbandry including mouse colony maintenance and genotyping; ad-here to and update IACUCprotocols.Prepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipmentOperate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers,calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzersMaintain laboratory equipmentOperate laboratory equipment to analyze samplesAnalyze laboratory findingsMonitor and ensure the smooth functioning of the laboratory by tracking and ordering supplies in a timely fashion,keeping laboratory equipment in good working orderArrange for routine equipment maintenance and repairs, and for staff training on specialized equipment.Serve as point of contact for facility and space issues, safety inspections.Perform standard histology techniques including tissue processing, staining, immunohisto-chemistry, andimmunofluorescenceMonitors and maintain histology-related equipment such as a cryostat, automated stainer, digital slide scanner,fluorescent and brightfield microscopesDevelop and optimize new immunohistochemistry protocols when necessaryCollect and maintain accurate and complete records for the Biospecimen Bank, for clinical trial specimens, and for allexperimental procedures and results.Maintain up-to-date descriptions of project methodologies, which descriptions may be in-corporated into resultingpublications or procedure manualsLearns new laboratory techniques and proceduresProgram and use computers to store, process, and analyze dataMonitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standardsInterpret research or operational dataRecord research or operational dataProvide consultation, training and guidance to other personnel (eg, neurosurgery residents, students, postgraduatefellows, collaborators from other laboratories) in the principles and use of specialized techniques and equipment.DeliverablesInspect Equipment - Monthly Monitor and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment- Daily Maintain a complete and current database of tissue procurement, storage, and distribution. - Daily Provide high qualityhistology results, associated digital images, and catalogue histology slides - Daily Perform laboratory research tasksand data analysis in a timely and independent fashion. - Daily Maintain detailed records of all experimental results andprocedures - Daily Participate in professional interactions with other staff, students, and team members - DailyWork Location: Bethesda, MD 20892When 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 aren't 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, Kelly's Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover what's 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** **(R)** **?**Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly(R) 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. It's just another way we make the job search work for you.**About Kelly** **(R)**At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're 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)

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