Microbiologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD
Microbiologist - NIH - Bethesda, MD 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 Microbiologist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. OVERVIEW. This is a long-term, open-ended contract position which offers: Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package. Tremendous room for personal growth and career development. Opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's foremost medical research center. TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall: Provide technical support for research studies in microbiology. Execute experimental studies and assist with planning, design, and modification of experiments. Analyze and organize data. May make presentations of the data in lab meetings and departmental meetings. May contribute to the writing of manuscripts for publication. Maintains laboratory equipment. Work on development, validation and implementation of high complexity laboratory developed tests. Maintain and organize highly detailed records pertaining to the development, validation and implementation of assays related to the microbiology research. Culture bacteria or fungi related to experiments. Perform mass spectrometry identification of microorganisms, fluorescent microscopy studies, flow cytometry, and works with model organisms for studies of infection. May perform DNA extraction, sequencing library preparation and indexing, and loading of next generation sequencing instruments. Perform Sanger sequencing of bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial isolates. Compile Sanger sequencing data and generate interpretive report. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify staff; document all corrective actions taken. Maintain records of instrument failure, troubleshooting and QC related to research. Inventory reagents and supplies. Communicate clearly with everyone on research team about experimental plans and collaborative projects. Collaborate with other research staff to evaluate new techniques. Perform comparative studies with older technology. Perform evaluations to determine new methodologies. Comply with accrediting and inspections agency requirements. Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention. Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: basic tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques. May utilize in vivo models in experiments. REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: Ph.D. degree in a scientific field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Minimum of one (1) years of experience in research laboratory. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. High degree of expertise in molecular and genomic methods Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE. Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted. About Kelly Services (R) As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter . Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.