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Chemical Biology Research Scientist - NIH

Kelly Science Engineering Technology & Telecom
Montgomery County, MD
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Feb 14, 2024

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Chemical Biology Research Scientist - NIH

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 Chemical Biology Research Scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD.

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


The National Institutes of Health is seeking a Chemical Biology Research Scientist with extensive experience in the field of chemical biology. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in the development of small molecule tools and the application of advanced techniques in

chemical biology, chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. This role involves leading the design and synthesis of novel compounds, supporting high-throughput screening efforts, and optimizing bioanalytical methods. The Chemical Biology Research Scientist will collaborate closely with internal and external teams to drive projects from conception to proof-of-concept, maintaining a strong focus on innovation and efficiency in chemical research.

TASKS. The contractor shall:
  • Develop and lead overarching synthesis strategies for analog generation in chemical biology research.
  • Support and lead triaging of chemical matters from high-throughput screening based on chemical structures, assay data, and pharmacokinetic properties.
  • Design and perform chemical synthesis of small molecule tools for advanced chemical biology research.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in proteomics, metabolomics, and related experimentation.
  • Contribute to ASPIRE (A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration), particularly in automated reaction screening.
  • Collaborate with internal or external partners, communicating progress and coordinating chemistry and biology studies for project advancement.
  • Participate in ideation, resource acquisition, and management to influence project direction towards proof-of-concept.
  • Write papers, abstracts, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at scientific meetings.
  • Mentor team members and provide training in chemistry-related techniques and tools.
  • Manage laboratory operations, including equipment maintenance, safety protocols, and supply management.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of eight years of related experience, preferably in a research setting focused on chemical biology or medicinal chemistry.
  • Proficiency in techniques used in chemical biology, such as chemical synthesis, assay development, and bioanalytical method optimization.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading medicinal chemistry projects, including the use of computational modeling tools.
  • Strong background in working with high-throughput screening data and physicochemical property analysis.
  • Excellent skills in data management, including experience with software packages such as ChemDraw, SciFinder, and other data analysis tools.
  • Proven ability to write technical documents, including tech transfer documents, technical reports, and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience in mentoring and providing training within a chemistry team.
  • Strong communication skills for effective collaboration with diverse teams and for presenting complex scientific data.
  • Familiarity with lab management responsibilities, including safety compliance and inventory control.

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.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you arent contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further.

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients. We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kellys Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover whats next.
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