• Laboratory Technician

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 5:33 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-3280
    # 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 Laboratory Technician 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.

     

    • 40%    Experiments involving animals, including stretching, surgery, injections, behavioral testing, ultrasound imaging, tissue dissection, sample collection, storage and organization.
    • 35%    Laboratory experimentation and data collection involving animal tissue:  histology, histochemistry, flow cytometry, microscopy, Tissue culture, image analysis, ELISA, cytokine array analysis, QPCR
    • 10%    Documentation and data safeguarding:  protocol writing, maintaining lab notebooks, entering data into spreadsheets, preparing reports and data summaries, graphing for presentations and publications of materials.
    • 5%     General laboratory maintenance:  glassware cleaning, general lab cleaning and other responsibilities assigned
    • 5%     Laboratory meetings:  group meetings, meeting with principal investigator.
    • 5%     Experimental design of protocols, literature searches, library searches

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline
    • 1 - 2 years of directly related experience.  Prior experience working with laboratory animals (rats and/or mice) is required.
    • Ability to work well with a team, as well as independently.
    • Experience with general laboratory techniques (biochemistry, histology).
    • Must be comfortable working with animals, including euthanasia.
    • Experience with ultrasound imaging is desirable but not required.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines.
    • Ability to identify problems and develop solutions.
    • High degree of computer literacy.
    • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for individuals.
    • Familiarity and facility with various software packages for processing and analyzing physiological data is desired, but not required.

     

     

    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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