• Principal Scientist -Clinical Microbiologist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 3:45 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

    MSC is currently searching for a Clinical Microbiologist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.


    The individual in this position will be expected to offer appropriate knowledge of clinical microbiology diagnostic and therapeutic tests to support NIH clinical protocols in the care of CC patients; coordinate with the technical supervisors of the specialty labs; manage the technical resources of the laboratory; ensure that all specialty lab staff members and postdoctoral clinical microbiology fellows are appropriately trained; and advise clinicians and NIH physician scientists on the significance of designated section’s diagnostic test menu and interpretation of laboratory test results.  


    • Design, validate, implement, and oversee new clinical diagnostic testing services in accordance with relevant regulatory guidelines and standards.
    • Serves to oversee technologist training and competency.
    • Serves to oversee technical aspects of clinical testing and CAP proficiency program in designated laboratory section.
    • Provides specialized medical expertise in the areas of clinical diagnostics.
    • May participate in a research program, which will enhance research goals and objectives of the laboratory and the NIH clinical research program.
    • Collaborates with other IC laboratories and outside researchers in a variety of clinically related projects.
    • Keeps abreast of scientific and clinical developments through review of literature, attending professional meetings, conferences, and symposia.
    • Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and scientific meetings.


    • Candidates must have a PhD in microbiology or a related field along with postdoctoral training resulting in American Board of Medical Microbiology certification/eligibility, and/or an MD with board certification/eligibility in either Clinical Pathology or Infectious Disease
    • Current medical license in a US state or territory
    • Demonstrated laboratory and managerial experience
    • Knowledge of clinical microbiology diagnostic and therapeutic tests



    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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