Kelly Services Senior Scientist - Molecular Next Generation Sequencing Expert -NIH-Bethesda,MD in Bethesda, Maryland

Senior Scientist - Molecular Next Generation Sequencing Expert – NIH – Bethesda, MD

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 Senior Scientist – Molecular Next Generation Sequencing Expert 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
    • Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com

TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Collaborate with staff on projects from inception through laboratory investigation to clinical translation.

  • Perform next-generation sequencing assays for DNA and RNA, including both general nucleic acid biochemistry as well as specific optimizations for different applications, sequencing platforms and analytes.

  • Perform molecular biology techniques, including DNA, RNA isolation and quantification, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, PCR, real-time PCR, and DNA cloning techniques.

  • Transfer Assays and technologies from the research laboratory to a CLIA compliant laboratory.

  • Establish new methods for NGS-based measurements of biology (*seq) that go beyond kitted assays and are amenable to CLIA guidelines.

  • Develop necessary new technologies and protocols; apply, adapt or modify a wide range of methods and techniques to address any problems that arise.

  • Formulate experimental hypotheses and design experimental protocols.

  • Collect, organize, analyze and summarize data for detailed reports, research papers and presentations.

  • Coordinate and manage journal clubs, laboratory meetings; participate in departmental seminars.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and lead the maintenance of laboratory acquisition, safety and management.

  • Provide collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists who require the expertise.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics/computational biology, computer science, biostatistics, life sciences or a related discipline.

  • Minimum of four (4) years post-Ph.D. experience in NGS-based assay development or five (5) years of Postdoctoral research in Molecular Biology or Genetics or a related field.

  • Knowledge of CLIA compliance and regulatory guidelines.

  • Broad, expert-level knowledge of next generation sequencing assays for DNA and RNA, including both general nucleic acid biochemistry as well as specific optimizations for different applications, sequencing platforms, and analytes.

  • Experience in assay design/optimization, documentation and operation of a CLIA compliant lab.

  • Understanding of the biology of human cell-free nucleic acids, single-cell analysis methods and cancer genomics.

  • Training and experience in molecular biology techniques, including DNA, RNA isolation and quantification, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, PCR, real-time PCR, and DNA cloning techniques.

  • Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques.

  • Experience managing scientific teams and mentoring junior scientists.

  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

  • A record of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE.

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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