Biospecimen Repository Technician - NIH

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD
Sep 11, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking a **Biospecimen Repository Technician** 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 NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiativesTASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:(1) Develop and assist in new assays for application based on requests from investigators(2) Recognize and initiate the investigation into problems with clinical laboratory procedures and equipment(3) Determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary for experiments.(4) Provide training to staff on the performance of laboratory experiments, assays and protocols.(5) Provide one-on-one and group training related to safety standards on usage and disposal of chemicals and reagents.(6) Prepare training materials and presentations for staff training.(7) Train new laboratory members in the correct use of equipment, application of techniques and laboratory protocols.(8) Work with staff to monitor and ensure that appropriate laboratory safety courses and certifications for staff are up to date.(9) Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures.(10) Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory.(11) Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.(12) Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.(13) Prepare materials and equipment for experiments.(14) Maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining.(15) Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously.(16) Maintain inventory system and sample storage according to outlined guidelines.(17) Ensure that policies and procedures regarding sample retrieval and use are followed.(18) Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization.(19) Upkeep sample and database inventory; monitor overall sample inventory.(20) Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research.(21) Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases.(22) Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases.(23) Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.(24) Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage.(25) Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.(26) Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.(27) Establish and maintain a record of laboratory supply usage.(28) Monitor and inventory routine laboratory supplies; ensure that supplies are stocked and organized.(29) Manage the laboratory logistics and supply flow by tracking the consumption of laboratory materials.(30) Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests.(31) Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.(32) Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules.(33) Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments.(34) Monitor and maintain contracts for laboratory equipment and monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedule.(35) Provide experimental progress updates on procedures performed in the laboratory.(36) Record details of experimental procedures, results and protocols.(37) Collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports based on results and findings.(38) Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration.(39) Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.(40) Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.(41) Maintain technical acuity requirements.REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:(1) Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biochemical Sciences and/or relevant field(2) Experience or certifications with: National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2)(2) Experience with: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasounds, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Bioluminescence, Intramuscular Injections, Cell culture and blood sample processing, Equipment Maintenance, Ordering Supplies, SOP writing, Pipetting, DNA Purification, Cell culture, Primary cell culture, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Western Blotting(3) Experience with: Powerpoint, Outlook, MATLAB, NIH POTS, ExcelPLEASE APPLY ONLINEWhen 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 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. 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