Animal Biologist - NIH - BETHESDA, 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 an Animal Biologist to work at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.


This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at


TASKS/SERVICES.  The contractor shall:

  • Handle, dissect and euthanize mice.
  • Provide rodent colony management support.
  • Anesthetize mice and perform physiologic measurements of hearing sensitivity.
  • Administer intraperitoneal anesthesia for evaluations of hearing and balance in mice with pre-, peri-, and post-procedure observations.
  • Perform physiologic measurements of hearing function such as the auditory brainstem response (ABR) and of balance function, such as the vestibular sensory evoked potential (VsEP).
  • Work with staff on mouse surgeries.
  • Perform microdissections of mouse inner ear.
  • Maintain accurate detailed records utilizing computer databases regarding colony, including animal breeding, health and housing areas.
  • Document all laboratory procedures, experiments and results; maintain and update laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Communicate and collaborate with staff regarding colony and support duties.
  • Work with director on general laboratory maintenance.
  • Operate, calibrate, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain laboratory orders and order processing.
  • Assist investigators/trainees that use the Core facilities for data collection as needed.
  • Manage and comply with safety policies, procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.

REQUIREMENTS.  The contractor must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or other related discipline. Four (4) years of specialized experience plus a high school diploma is equivalent to a BA/BS degree.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
  • Experience with animal (mouse) handling, care, and injections, and managing colonies.
  • Competency in technical skills with rodents; experience in handling and restraint of rodents.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database record-keeping.
  • Experience with cochlear dissection of early post-natal and adult mice.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records.
  • Knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.


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