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Associate Scientist II, In-vitro Cytogenetics

Your Role: The In Vitro Cytogenetics Department performs a variety of assays or tests required to characterize product or material safety. The AS II conducts pre-designed assays, make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards.


  • 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
  • Uses and maintain scientific equipment, instrumentation and computer systems
  • Demonstrates consistently good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, management and clients (where applicable)
  • Maintains good sterile and tissue culture techniques
  • Exercises judgment and determines appropriate action of known factors that may affect the conduct of the assay
  • Other duties as assigned


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 1-3 years of experience
  • AA degree in scientific discipline with 4-6 years of experience
  • Or Equivalent scientific experience
  • Working knowledge of a research laboratory
  • Experience in the use of basic lab equipment
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret results
  • Pre-Employment testing requirements: Hep B vaccine
  • Physical Requirements (PPE, lifting): Use of a respirator
Job Requisition ID:  182595
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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