• Biologist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-3153
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Location(s)
    US-MD-Bethesda
    Category
    Science
  • 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 Biologist to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.

     

    • Performing a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: cell culture, clinical/diagnostic microbiology, DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, gene cloning, protein analysis, RNA isolation, etc.
    • Desire experience working with small animals and must be willing and able to work with small animals
    • Must be willing to work in a BSL3 environment
    • Maintaining accurate daily records of experiments and results.
    • Writing reports of findings, stating methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments.
    • Interpreting, evaluating, and discussing the results of each experiment with the supervisor as part of the planning process for subsequent studies, and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with supervisor as well has lab group meetings.
    • Providing training to students and other laboratory personnel in the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc.
    • Assisting in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, and in managing biological materials.
    • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Keep up with scientific literature for new methods and procedures that may be considered for application or modification to selected experiments; daily records of experiments and results in pen in bound laboratory notebooks; making minor modifications or adaptations to established methods, procedures, and/or techniques to solve problems in the work.
    • Write reports of findings, stating methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens, and materials involved, and results of experiments.
    • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with mentors and laboratory team as part of the planning process for subsequent studies.
    • Perform computer analysis of data using Prism, databases, Excel and other software to prepare data for publication.
    • Participates in scientific discussions.
    • Assists in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and reports.
    • Assists in ordering and basic budgetary management

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biology or a related field.
    • Demonstrates experience working in a laboratory environment.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.

     

     

     

    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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