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Associate Scientist

Your Role: The Associate Scientist I and Associate Scientist II conducts pre-designed assays, make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. The Rockville, MD location performs a wide variety of assays or tests required to characterize product or material safety.


Who You Are:  

An individual able to follow the SOPs, protocols and relevant compliance regulations in regards to safety procedures, documentation, and scientific responsibility and maintain an understanding of technological principles and applications of the organization’s services; independently analyze data, interpret results and advise the supervisor and study director of any factors that may affect quality and usefulness of data.


  • MA/MS in scientific discipline with no experience
  • BA/BS in scientific discipline with 0-3 years of experience
  • AA degree in scientific discipline with 4-6 years of experience / equivalent scientific experience
  • Working knowledge of a research laboratory
  • Experience in performing a variety of assays including, but not limited to seeding cells, dosing, and harvest
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret results
  • Independently conducts assigned test procedures within constraints of lab scheduling
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment
  • Maintains thorough records as well as peer review of assay batch records
  • Assists in training new staff members in performance of routine lab tasks
  • Uses and maintain scientific equipment, instrumentation and computer systems
  • Demonstrate consistently good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, management and clients (where applicable)
  • Maintains good sterile, cell and/or tissue culture techniques
  • Exercises judgment and determines appropriate action of known factors that may affect the conduct of the assay
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Use of a respirator (where applicable)
Job Requisition ID:  182544
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate(<1 year of experien
Working time model:  full-time

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