Kelly Services Scientist (In Vivo Gene Therapy Research) - NIH - Bethesda, MD in Bethesda, Maryland

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 Scientist (In Vivo Gene Therapy Research) to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

  • Tremendous growth opportunity

  • Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

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TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Culture and genetically engineer primary and immortalized human cells.

  • Perform CRISPER/Ca9 deletion of genes in neurospheres.

  • Quantify different metabolites using kits.

  • Perform immunohistochemistry.

  • Isolate metabolites, DNA, RNA, and protein.

  • Perform qPCR and immunoblot analyses.

  • Perform BCA analysis for protein quantification.

  • Perform flow and other microcopy-based analyses for cell cycle, apoptosis, cell death and DNA damage.

  • Perform cell proliferation-based assays.

  • Design and clone new retroviral and lentiviral vectors.

  • Contribute to mouse-colony care, including genotyping, breeding, oral gavage of drugs, and treatments.

  • Collect data in laboratory notebooks and databases as well as analyze and interpret data.

  • Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings.

  • Attend laboratory meetings; presenting findings and results to staff.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and care contracts.

  • Work with staff on the procurement of lab supplies and maintaining common cell lines.

  • Make reagents of common use for the laboratory.

  • Work with staff on the preparation of NCI ACUC amendments and renewal forms.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or 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 related experience.

  • In-depth understanding of scientific research, organizational structure and laboratory resources.

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practices.

  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.


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.

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