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Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 19, 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 an experienced individual to work as a Scientist (Vaccine Production Program) 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:
      • Advance vaccine and therapeutic protein candidates including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and virus-like particles by developing stable cell lines for preclinical development programs.
      • Independently culture mammalian cells in plates, shake flasks, and small-scale bioreactors with aseptic technique.
      • Perform transfection, selection, cloning, and maintenance of cells expressing proteins of interest.
      • Generate stable pools and perform transient protein production for supply of reagent-grade material.
      • Prepare plasmid DNA using standard molecular cloning techniques.
      • Participate in cell line development platform design, optimization, and cycle-time reduction studies including methods for clone selection, expansion, ranking, and characterization by reviewing recent literature and new technologies.
      • Identify, propose, and execute process and procedural changes to improve process performance, robustness, productivity, and efficiency.
      • Independently design, perform, and troubleshoot experiments and analyze data.
      • Plan and execute cell line development projects from plasmid construction through top clone selection.
      • Oversee maintenance and support for one or more pieces of laboratory instrumentation.
      • Generate, maintain and review accurate daily records of experiments and results in a laboratory notebook.
      • Prepare and review experimental plans, proposals, reports, SOPs, and production records.
      • Collect information, draft and verify data for CMC sections of pre-IND and IND documents to ensure successful registration of candidates.
      • Review experiments in order to evaluate the progress of the research and ensure that experiments and documentation conform to established protocols.
      • Work closely with other members of CLD team, upstream process development and downstream process development teams to improve workflow efficiency and overall process yield.
      • Work with Federal Task Leader to manage project timelines and provide regular updates to project teams.
      • Coordinate team meeting updates and presentations.

        REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
        • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of independent research experience in an academic or industrial setting.
        • Hands-on experience with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture along with supporting technologies for cell line engineering including cell counting, high-throughput transfection, single-cell cloning, flow cytometry, and automated small-scale bioreactor systems.
        • Familiarity with molecular cloning methods, PCR, and agarose gel electrophoresis as well as supporting software for generating and editing plasmid maps.
        • Ability to independently design experiments and work plans and manage project timelines for complex projects.
        • Experience in preparing technical reports, standard operating procedures, and data presentations.
        • Ability to work in a collaborative environment within the cell line development team and with other teams.

          Please Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all job opportunities offered through Kelly Government Solutions, in accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.

          PLEASE 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.

          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.

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