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 experienced individual to work as a Animal 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: 

Primary responsibility is to support the VRC Animal Resource Coordinator and the VRC Animal Program Director with in vivo research and to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Quality Assurance/Quality Control of VRC Studies:

  • Post Approval Monitoring
  • Ensure Federal, State, local and NIH policies and regulations are adhered to.
  • Amendment/VVC Assistance
  • Study Confirmations and ensuring studies are performed as per the approved ASP


Project Management of VRC in vivo research studies:

  • Create study books – Check-off sheets, all possible paperwork associated with study for reference
  • Ensure materials and supply availability
  • Oversee animal models with variety of species e.g. Non-Human Primates (NHP), Ferrets, Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Rats, Hamster
  • Create and Maintain Master Sampling Schedules
  • Project Coordination with multiple facility sites
  • Submit Technical Service Requests
  • Prepare and ship samples as needed


Schedule Management:

  • Research study calendar management- communicating schedule with multiple sites
  • Sampling schedules
  • Courier and Shipment Coordination


Assist with NHP Resource Coordination and Colony management:

  • On Study, Recycle, and Holding
  • Study timepoint IDs
  • SOP assistance
  • Protocols assistance
  • Amendment assistance
  • Renewal assistance


Prepare Reports:

  • USDA
  • Animal Information for Investigators
  • Study reports and updated
  • Events Reports to investigators or ACUC as requested


Assist APD with monitoring Health Cases from Facilities:

  • Investigator approval for drugs
  • Euthanasia candidate tissues


Perform basic and advanced technical procedures in support of VRC operations as need:

  • Assist in preparing immunogens and inoculations
  • Dose calculations
  • Sample processing (e.g. cbc/chem, serum, tissue collection)
  • Technical Procedures as needed injections, blood collection, mucosal and tissue collections, etc
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and technical support areas


Attend and present information as needed at Lab Meetings/VRC Meetings/Study Meetings:

  • Weekly Lab Meeting
  • VRC seminars, and others considered important to attend
  • Meeting with investigators about studies or ideas or conclusions
  • Facility meetings about initiating new studies
  • Contract Management meetings as requested


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the lab animal field.


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