Kelly Services Biological Scientist - Washington, DC in Washington, District Of Columbia

Biological Scientist – Washington, DC

We are currently seeking a Biological Scientist (Microbiology, Molecular Biology) to work with a team analyzing environmental samples for rapid identification of pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents. This non-research position in a molecular-based laboratory in Washington, DC supports a Federal contract. Team members are subject to background investigation/assessment and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information and materials.

This is a long-term position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

  • Tremendous growth opportunity

  • Opportunity to work in a cutting-edge, analytical laboratory environment

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  • Conduct analyses according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies

  • Apply knowledge of good laboratory practices

  • Maintain and operate equipment and instruments, including performing calibrations and adjustments, properly and in a safe manner

  • Maintain quality assurance standards

  • Prepare reports, troubleshoot, and make recommendations to the supervisor for inclusion in comprehensive reports

  • Participate in cross training related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies

  • Maintain knowledge and skills related to position and program through our knowledge enhancement program

Work Schedule

  • Routine laboratory operations occur 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays

  • Work some holidays and weekends (i.e., rotating weekends, or every Saturday, or every Sunday)

  • During a public health emergency, 24-hour coverage for laboratory operations is needed. To maintain 24/7 operations, extended work hours and alternative shift work, including weekends may be required.


Ideally, the candidate will have

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology or a related science

  • Four years (post-Bachelor’s degree) of relevant laboratory bench experience, utilizing

  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  • aseptic techniques

  • biological assays

  • One year of experience as a Team Leader or Senior Scientist of a laboratory team/project

  • Able to work effectively in a small team.


Please submit your resume as a WORD document.

Submission MUST include your salary requirement (either as specific amount or acceptable range).


Note that a phone number 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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