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Associate Scientist, Cell Line Development

Company: Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are currently searching for an Associate Scientist, Cell Line Development 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 Gaithersburg, MD. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the Cell Line Development team's production of reagent-grade antibodies and other recombinant proteins
    • Culture, transfection, and selection of mammalian cells
    • Transient protein production o Stable pool generation and evaluation in fed-batch production
    • Support the Cell Line Development team's plasmid DNA supply system
      • Plasmid cloning and scale-up by PCR, restriction digest, and bacterial culture
      • Maintenance of plasmid database and coordination of receipt, ordering, and requests for plasmids
      • Generation of plasmid maps and confirmation of sequences
      • Provide general laboratory support of the Cell Line Development team
        • Preparation of medium, feeds, and reagents
        • Laboratory cleaning and biohazard waste removal
        • Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and ordering of relevant supplies
        • Writing and reviewing standard operating procedure Requirements
          • B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience or M.S. in Biological Sciences with independent research experience in an academic or industrial setting. Advanced degree holders will not be considered.
          • Hands-on experience with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture is required
          • Familiarity with molecular cloning methods, PCR, and agarose gel electrophoresis as well as supporting software for generation and editing of plasmid maps is required.
          • Experience with inventory management and organization is required.
          • Experience in writing protocols and preparing data presentations is required.
          • Ability to work independently to execute defined experiments and troubleshoot issues as needed to meet project timelines.
          • Ability to effectively communicate with other team members in oral and written forms. #LI-AA1
            • Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace. Company Description We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. What you'll get---
              • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
              • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
              • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
              • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
              • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
              • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
              • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
              • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, Washington DC , Associate Scientist, Cell Line Development, Other , Gaithersburg, DC

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