• Associate Scientist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 4:05 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 an Associate Scientist to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


    This demanding position will significantly contribute to the clinical development of a variety of vaccine candidates and therapeutic biomolecule drug candidates. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Developing assays for virus vaccines, recombinant proteins and virus-like particles, and some monoclonal antibodies, that may be used as clinical vaccine candidates or therapeutic antibody treatment.
    • Method development, optimization, qualification, and testing support.
    • Conducting tech transfer and investigations
    • Writing GLP/GMP documentation including procedures, technical reports, and IND-enabling support. Designing protocols.
    • Developing, characterizing and transferring assays to the pilot plant’s QC group for product release.


    • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline. Minimum of 1 year of related experience.
    • Solid understanding of protein chemistry and protein characterization methods.
    • Prior cGMP assay development experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment setting is preferred.
    • Experience in analysis of protein expression and proteomics characterization is highly desirable.
    • Experience with analytical equipment automation will be highly beneficial.
    • Knowledge of the requirements and experience developing, qualifying and/or validating assays for cGMP products and managing method transfers between laboratories is desired. 
    • Proven data presentation, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Familiarity of vaccine / therapeutic protein development and regulatory requirements such as GLP/GMP practices
    • Ability to implement new methods and technologies, particular in compliant environment
    • Understanding of experimental objectives and experimental design, including a successful track record of independently performing experiments and consistently preparing accurate and complete experimental records
    • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills, including a customer-focused attitude
    • The ability and desire to work comfortably in a fast paced team setting, collaborate with other groups and deliver results in line with project and team objectives
    • Must be a team player



    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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