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Vaccine Formulation Biochemist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Company: Kelly
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 Vaccine Formulation Biochemist 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 initiatives. TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
    • Collaborate with a project team the evaluation and development of stable formulations in the liquid or frozen state (project dependent) for the vaccine candidates at VRC, including the following subtasks:
    • Work with the Director of Formulation, Project Management, and Functional Leads from other process teams to develop a formulation development plan, including timeline, that is dictated by the specific product TPP and project requirements.
    • Design fit-for-purpose formulation and stability studies.
    • Oversee the technical execution of those studies, and personally execute studies as needed.
    • Analyze, collate, and interpret study data (directly and that analyzed by team members) based on technical expertise, previous project experience, organization knowledge and accepted scientific field literature.
    • Develop and execute assays for biological product characterization, formulation development and stability testing of recombinant protein-based vaccines, proteinaceous nanoparticles, and virus-like particles.
    • Analyze, interpret, and present data in small group, department, and conference settings.
    • Write and review technical reports and protocols documenting formulation, stability, and method development studies.
    • Contribute directly to regulatory filings in collaboration with others.
    • Provide strategic guidance and technical instruction, including in method and study deign theory.
    • Work in collaboration with personnel to generate and complete professional development goals.
    • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for one or more analytical and/or theoretical areas relevant to formulation development at the VRC. REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
      • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline.
      • Minimum 2 years of industry, government or equivalent experience in protein or vaccine formulation, stability, characterization, or a related field (post-doctoral experience can apply). OR
        • M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline.
          • 8+ years combination industry, government, and/or academic experience in protein formulation and/or related fields.
          • Strong knowledge of protein and/or polymer chemistry theory.
          • Strong understanding of biophysical and bioanalytical properties of proteins and relevant analytical techniques.
          • Strong experience with hands-on analysis and data interpretation using protein/polymer spectroscopic, calorimetric or particle sizing techniques (E.g., UV-Vis, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism spectroscopy, DLS, HIAC, DSC, etc.)
          • Proficiency with one or more data analysis software platforms (E.g., Excel, Prism, SigmaPlot, etc.).
          • Ability to work independently.
          • Time management skills to enable work on multiple projects.
          • Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
          • Strong written communication skills. 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 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 - ? 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. It's just another way we make the job search work for you. About Kelly - 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. ]]

Keywords: Kelly, Bethesda , Vaccine Formulation Biochemist - NIH - Bethesda, MD, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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