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Cell-culture Technician - NIH - Rockville, MD

Cell-culture Technician - NIH – Rockville, 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 Cell-culture 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
- 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 all aspects of mammalian cell culture and stem cell culture, including media, reagent, buffer ordering and preparation, cell culture and propagation, and cryopreservation of cells.
  • Learn and implement induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) differentiation into a variety of cell types, including neuronal cells, cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, and additional types based on project need.
  • Culture and maintain iPSC-derived organoids.
  • Prepare cells and organoids to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Perform basic laboratory experiments, including cell viability assessment, mycoplasma testing, performing assays, and simple cell imaging experiments as well as performing relevant data analysis.
  • Maintain and update accurate and reliable record keeping for batch records, notebooks and documents.
  • Perform general laboratory tasks, including maintenance of equipment.
  • Learn and adapt new technologies and methods into cell and organoids culture work.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adhere to all safety and NIH policies.
  • Prepare and present results of cell culture to TDB group members.


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in cell culture, sterile operation and imaging experiments.
  • Experience in iPSCs and iPSC differentiation.
  • Experience using basic laboratory equipment and carrying out routine laboratory tasks.
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory procedures.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • 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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