Cell Biologist

Employer
Kelly Services
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Sep 17, 2022
Closes
Sep 29, 2022
Ref
654249036
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 **Cell Biologist 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.com**OBJECTIVE** :Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute on Aging - Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias(CARD). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services. Provides technical experience needed to assist Cell Culture platform and work with staff to characterize genetic pathways for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) using human cell-based models.**TASKS** :Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal lifeWork with staff on performing various experiments and procedures related to differentiation and phenotyping of induced pluripotent stem cell iPSC lines, including longitudinal and automated imaging of CNS-differentiated cellsEvaluate the stability of iPSC and iPSC-derived cells across lines and passages to identify cell lines with desirable characteristics for subsequent cell engineering.Work with staff to apply published protocols for cell differentiation to IPSC lines, microscopy, and molecular analysis.Work independently in designing, developing, and performing new methodsWork with staff to provide insight into the effects of ADRD-associated mutations on molecular readouts in cell culture.Support other research projectsCollect, Analyze, interpret, and organize data and present results in team and departmental meetingsKeep detailed, organized, and accurate digital and physical experimental recordsUpdate and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases.Attend meetings and present results and findings for staff discussion.Work with staff to characterize genetic pathways for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) using human cell-based modelsAssists with performing basic laboratory experiments and proceduresCollaborate with other team members to carry out small and large-scale of iPSC cell culture experimentsPerform standard immunological techniques, including western blotting and immunostainingPrepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipmentTrain staff on the proper usage of laboratory instruments and equipment.Calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instruments and equipment in the laboratory.Maintain and perform staff training on scientific instrumentation, cell culture microscopies, microanalytical balances, centrifuges.Operate, troubleshoot, and train others to use laboratory equipment and software.Provide advice and assistance to users in designing experiments, using instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, and preparing figures for publication.Assist scientific equipment and resources including reagents, stocks of frozen sells, animal samples including acquisition, documentation, and storage.Learns new laboratory techniques and proceduresOptimize and perform iPSC culture and CNS cell differentiation of isogenic iPSC linesDevelop new differentiation protocols for iPSC lines to differentiate into disease-relevant cell types like neurons, astrocytes, and microgliaDevelop image analysis routines to analyze the effects of disease-associated mutations on cellular phenotypesWilling to learn automated cell cultureMentors junior level scientists.Train staff on the proper usage of equipmentProvide scientific and technical expertise to all visiting fellows, post-docs, and technicians internal and external.Support other research projects**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:**Certifications & Licenses**- Master's degree in a cell biology, neurobiology, or relateddiscipline.**Field of Study**- Biology - Neuroscience - Miscellaneous Biology**Software**- PowerPoint - Excel - Word**Skills**- Minimum of two (2) years of related experience - Experience withhuman iPSC culture - Knowledge of proper laboratory disposalmethods and procedures - Strong communications skills, both oraland written. - Excellent analytical, organizational and timemanagement skills.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 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)** **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 world's 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. 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 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 Kelly's Human Resource Knowledge Center.Kelly complies with the requirements of California's state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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