• Laboratory Technician, Environmental Monitoring

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/9/2018 2:28 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Laboratory Technician, Environmental Monitoring to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This opportunity is full-time with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.


    • Ensure calibration of all testing equipment.
    • Participate in monitoring deviation investigations and excursion investigations post results.
    • Perform environmental monitoring at-rest or dynamic per routine protocols, following contamination activities, and during facility commissioning and qualification activities.  This includes both viable and non-viable air and surface sampling.
    • Prepare samples and documentation for shipment of samples for microbial and fungal growth and identification.
    • Perform air visualization studies at-rest or dynamic per routine protocols, following equipment movement/change activities, and during facility commissioning and qualification activities. Assessment of the impact of equipment-generated changes to airflow patterns.
    • Assist with development of SOPs and other associated documentation. 
    • Assist with the identification of any potential adverse impact of the sampling system on the process or the process environment (e.g. possible effects of the extraction of the air-sample volume required by a particle counter on small enclosed environments).
    • Assist with issues that may influence the monitoring system or the results obtained, such as (but not limited to) temperature, humidity, cleaning procedures and agents, fumigation agents, product materials or process hazards and sources of potential convection currents in the air due to heated surfaces.
    • Assist with the review of results of any airflow visualization studies such as “smoke studies,” computer airflow modelling simulations or other studies.
    • Data logging and data management, including data integrity, storage and retrieval of all associated records and in compliance with FDA’s Current Good Documentation Practices and Current Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Ensure training is up to date and documented within FDA, ISO and USP requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences plus 1-2 years of experience.
    • Strong skills in microbiological techniques is required.
    • Experience preparing solutions using aseptic technique, cleaning and sterilizing equipment.
    • Knowledge of proper gowning techniques for sterile production areas.
    • Experience supporting sterile operations.
    • Knowledge of environmental monitoring and air visualization studies.
    • Experience working in cGMP manufacturing.



    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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