Kelly Services Genotyping Technician- NIH - Rockville, MD in Rockville, 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 Genotyping Technician to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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:

  • Design primers for PCR; perform PCR and enzyme reactions; run gel electrophoresis.

  • Use browsers/databases (UCSC, NCBI) for information on the genome, BAC clones and genes.

  • Use equipment such as Tecan robotic workstation, Hydra 96 microdispenser and Q filter.

  • Perform sequencing reactions; run samples on ABI sequencers.

  • Perform genotyping, including PCR; run samples through ABI machines; collect sent size of the fragments and analyze data; map genes/markers by PCR.

  • Analyze and interpret data and prepare summaries of laboratory findings to be used in reports and papers.

  • Train fellows and other laboratory personnel on the techniques, procedures and equipment used in the laboratory.

  • Ensure quality control of the laboratory; maintain equipment.

  • Calibrate and operate instruments used to perform tests, analyses and other laboratory procedures, including ABI sequencers, micro-centrifuges and Tecan Workstation.

  • Perform SNP genotyping for human and mouse DNA using Infinium assay by Illumina.

  • Use iScan (Illumina) to scan, collect the data and score the SNP alleles.

  • Perform set-up and cleanup of DNA sequencing reactions.

  • Operate and maintain Tecan (high throughput liquid transfer) robotics and DNA sequencing instruments.

  • Adhere to laboratory protocols; record results in laboratory notebooks and databases.

  • Provide general laboratory support, including sorting deliveries.

  • Attend weekly laboratory meetings.

  • Maintain highly organized laboratory environment, including the supply of standard reagents and maintaining a safe working environment.

  • Coordinate waste collection, labeling and disposal pick-up.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related discipline.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of laboratory experience in general molecular biology.

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments.

  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.


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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