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Laboratory Technician (Cell Sorting Core) – NIH



Laboratory Technician (Cell Sorting Core) – NIH
Bethesda, Maryland
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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 Laboratory Technician with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 

This is a full-time, long-term contract position which offers:  

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package 




TASKS. The contractor shall: 

  • Perform flow cytometric cell sorting of research scientist-supplied samples. 

  • Assist in the maintenance of flow cytometers 

  • Calibrate, maintain, and conduct quality control procedures of major fluidic and optical systems of the cell sorter and flow cytometers.  

  • Maintain a Windows or Apple OS system, as well as technical support to include data storage, archival and analysis, and hard copy output.  

  • Responsible for modifications and adjustment of instrument parameters and will identify control samples, according to experimental requirements.  

  • Establish and maintain record keeping systems of instrument parameters, computer data backups and instrument usage.  

  • Prepare reports of instrument usage by personnel and quality control information. 

  • Review current flow cytometry literature and attend meetings/seminars for improved methodologies and quality control procedures.  

  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide, NIH-wide, and national and international meetings and for publication.  

  • Provide additional technical support and troubleshoot instrument or computer problems as they arise.  

  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of data and preparing summaries of laboratory findings to be used in reports and papers to be presented at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals.  

  • Actively participate in the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, and/or posters.  

  • Provide sample processing and archiving techniques for sample intake from clinical studies.  

  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc. required to handle biological materials, carcinogens, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc.  

  • Prepare various buffers, stock supplies, and other reagents for use in the laboratory.  


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related discipline required.  
  • Minimum of 2 years of related laboratory/research experience.  
  • Experience performing cell sorting and flow cytometry.  
  • Experience operating and maintaining analytical equipment. 
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis and troubleshooting.  
  • Effective communication skills working in a team atmosphere.  
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours when experimental needs require it.

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. 


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. 


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