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Biologist - 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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as a Biologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD


This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
  • Optional health, vision, and dental plans
  • Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan. 
  • Access to NIH’s unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives


TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall: 

  • Perform manufacturing of novel cellular therapy products, including cellular therapy and chimeric antigen receptor T cells.
  • Organize records forms and labels necessary for HCT/P manufacture.
  • Perform trouble shooting during HCT/P manufacturing and assay performance; document actions required to resolve problem and initiate corrective action as needed.
  • Perform required quality control steps as outlined in SOPs. 
  • Perform data retrieval and entry using multiple IT systems.
  • Perform cleaning of biosafety cabinets, equipment and supplies.  
  • Interpret experimental techniques and procedures; prepare reports on laboratory results
  • Prepare written evaluation of procedures including detected deficiencies/defects, and reports on cellular therapy products and research protocols.
  • Critically evaluate laboratory data presentations.
  • Perform validation studies on equipment, facilities, and processes.
  • Perform experiments to validate novel manufacturing techniques.
  • Document product manufacturing data in compliance with Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Inventory and order supplies with NIH approval for clinical manufacturing.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory requirements as defined by current version of CPS Drug Master File, applicable sections of FDA Code of Federal Regulations and current edition of AABB Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Services; regularly review CPS PSI and SOP manuals to stay current with procedural revisions.
  • Attend weekly CPS staff meetings or review minutes of the meeting if unable to attend.


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: 

  • Ph.D. in Medical Technology, Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
  • Knowledge working in a cell processing laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of cellular and gene therapy and an ability to analyze and evaluate laboratory findings and learn new techniques.
  • Ability to work independently on cell processing assignments.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and computer programs.
  • Knowledge of proper laboratory techniques, disposal methods and safety procedures.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.


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; a full job description can be made available at that time.


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Bethesda, MD 20811, US