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Laboratory Technician – NIH



Laboratory Technician – 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 a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures, including handling infectious agents, performing immune cell isolations, immunohistochemistry, tissue sectioning, fluorescence and bright-field microscopy.  

  • Perform digital flow cytometry, ELISAs, DNA/RNA isolations, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR and Western blot.  

  • Work with staff on the maintenance and screening of transgenic mouse colony and laboratory cell lines.  

  • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases, including inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment.  

  • Prepare purchase requests for laboratory supplies and equipment. Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.  

  • Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization. 

  • Clean and sterilize instruments, glassware and equipment.  

  • Work with staff to maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining.  

  • Ensure that reagents are made correctly and that expired reagents or defective products are replaced to ensure validity of results.  

  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents and equipment.  

  • Perform routine and advanced equipment maintenance. Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments. 

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports based on results and findings.  

  • Work with staff to monitor and ensure that appropriate laboratory safety courses and certifications for staff are up to date.  


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Life Sciences or a related field. 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related research experience.  
  • Experience maintaining transgenic mouse colonies. 
  • Experience with the following: 
    • Cell line maintenance 
    • Handling infectious agents 
    • Immune cell isolations 
    • Immunohistochemistry techniques  
    • Tissue sectioning 
    • Fluorescence and Brightfield microscopy.   
    • Digital flow cytometry 
    • ELISA 
    • DNA/RNA isolations 
    • PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR  
    • Western blot 
  • Prior experience with NIH POTS system preferred. 
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), databases and data management tools. 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail. 


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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