• Research Associate

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/7/2018 1:36 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 Research Associate 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.


    • Provide specialized scientific support, including participation on the design, planning, conduct, and evaluation of experiments.
    • Perform a wide variety of complex procedures and techniques; cell culture, DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, nucleic acid amplification by PCR, flow cytometry, gene cloning.
    • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the Private Investigator as part of the planning process for subsequent studies.
    • Review and research the proper handling and methods of utilization for different biological and chemical materials in regular use in the laboratory.
    • Prepare various media, stock supplies, and other reagents for use in the laboratory.
    • Order and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, liquid nitrogen, etc., upon government approval.
    • Maintain accurate, daily records of experiments and results in laboratory notebooks.
    • Other laboratory duties, as needed.



    • Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, Immunology, or related field plus 2-4 years of related experience. A Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience may be substituted.
    • Experience in aseptic cell culture techniques
    • Knowledge and experience in multi-color flow cytometry and standard laboratory procedures for  immunoassays (ELISA and  neutralizing antibody assay)
    • Experience with tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, and immunological assay techniques are required.
    • Evidence of mastery of molecular biological or genetic skills.
    • Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and methods of scientific specialty or subspecialty and related disciplines, such as biology, microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, virology, genetics, and biochemistry.
    • Demonstrated ability in maintaining accurate and detailed records.



    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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