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Kelly Services Radiochemist - NIH in 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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as Radiochemist 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 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

  • Access to NIH’s unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

(1) Perform regular syntheses of radiotracers on automated synthesis devices.

(2) Maintain automated apparatus for radiosyntheses.

(3) Perform experimental radiochemistry.

(4) Perform radiochemical analyses on radiotracers, using techniques such as radio-TLC and radio-HPLC.

(5) Perform organic synthesis in support of the medicinal chemistry program.

(6) Ensure radiation safety during radiosyntheses and radioanalytical chemistry operations.

(7) Record raw data and file data accessibly.

(8) Contribute to laboratory activities and meetings as well as assist with exploratory-IND applications

(9) Perform organic synthesis of key materials (e.g., reference compounds and precursors for labeling).

(10) Devise synthetic routes to target molecules; produce 10-100 member libraries with acceptable purity and deliver quantities to support biological assays.

(11) Independently design, synthesize and optimize chemical probes for potency and solubility.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor ideally would have:

(1) Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline and two years of experience. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a master's degree is equivalent.

(2) Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a related field.

(3) Experience with analytical and organic chemistry.

(4) Practical experience with analytical and/or synthetic organic chemistry.

(5) Familiarity with the theory and practice of separation techniques such as HPLC.


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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