Scientist - 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 Scientist 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
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at


TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Conduct a significant part of his/her work in close interaction with, and under a guidance of, the Center for Advanced Preclinical Research (CAPR) of the Center for Cancer Research, NCI; scientists in CAPR are experts in developing and employing a variety of genetically engineered disease models to understand mechanisms of disease. 
  • Collaborate with other fellows on understanding the role of cellular oxidative damage in the initiation/progression of gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis. 
  • Collaborate on optimizing the available disease in vivo models with a goal of subsequently applying them for informative preclinical drug development.
  • Write papers that result from the associated experiments and research.
  • Present results at seminars and scientific meetings, both within and outside the NIH community.
  • Analyze pre-clinical tissue specimens by various histology/histochemistry procedures, development of genetically engineered murine models for applicable diseases (e.g. pancreatic and colorectal cancer), handling patient-derived xenograft models, applying small animal imaging tools to monitor disease progression and therapeutic responses, as well as a broad collection of other tools for molecular and genetic analyses.
  • Performs on-line literature searches
  • Issue the appropriate amount and type of sample to authorized users; retrieve the resulting molecules for banking in accordance to protocols.
  • Evaluate and interpret the results of the experiments and determine the logical sequence of steps necessary to complete the study; analyze the data by the appropriate statistical method and formulate the conclusions.
  • Presents results at seminars and scientific meetings, both within and outside NIH.


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular/tumor biology, or related disciplines and preferably prior experience in developing of genetically and biologically engineered disease animal models for basic and translational research. cellular and/or molecular biology or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years scientific experience.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience preparing papers.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative, pay attention to detail and work independently.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.



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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