• Methods Development Research Associate

    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/24/2018 9:51 AM)
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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

    • Perform immunological analysis methods according to the direction provided by the Laboratory Management and the established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Responsible for following the established SOPs to perform immunological testing of human clinical samples and animal study samples in assays such as:  Antibody Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Anti-Drug Antibody Assay, and Viral Neutralization Assays.
    • Assist in the development of new analytical methods including automation of existing NVITAL methods; optimization or improvement of existing NVITAL methods.
    • Responsible for performing testing as scheduled by management, with the flexibility of being able to perform various procedures as called upon.
    • Responsible for reporting potential problems in a proactive manner to management.
    • Perform training for new employees as directed by management.
    • Maintain reagent and laboratory supply inventories.
    • Perform assay and instrument QC/maintenance as directed by management.
    • Work with the management to quickly provide resolution to any documentation or testing deficiencies.
    • Work as a member of a team collaborating for a common goal, and be willing to help out others when needed to assure all daily assignments are completed.
    • Assure compliance with Good Clinical Laboratory Procedures (GCLP).
    • Follow established safety related SOPS, to maintain a safe workplace.
    • Participate in laboratory inspections in a technical manner (e.g. physical observation) to verify conformance to applicable SOP and regulatory requirements with regard to internal and external audits.
    • Perform other duties as required.


    • BS/BA with 2+ years’ experience or MS/MA with 0-2 years’ experience in a scientific or related discipline.
    • Candidate will be responsible for performance of immune based analytical methods according to the direction provided by the Laboratory Management and according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Experience in GLP/GCLP testing laboratories including:
      • Experience with immunological methods: Intracellular cytokine staining, ELISPOT, Antibody ELISA, viral neutralization assay, and specimen processing.
      • Experience with assay development and optimization.
      • Experience with tissue culture.
    • Strong Windows Office knowledge and skill.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize projects efficiently, as well as ability to work independently and proactively on various projects with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and to handle high-through put environment.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.

    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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