Laboratory Technician

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Feb 11, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Laboratory Technician to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time, temporary, position with MSC, and it is on-site in Gaithersburg, MD

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support team members in the Laboratory.
  • Perform peripheral blood mononuclear cell isolation using Ficoll gradients.
  • Isolate cells from tissue using a tissue homogenizer.
  • Cryopreserve samples using a controlled rate freezer.
  • Store samples in liquid nitrogen tanks.
  • Organize and inventory mechanical and liquid nitrogen tank freezers.
  • Retrieve samples from freezers and transfer to end-users.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Make detailed observations and maintain accurate daily records


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of related experience working directly in a lab.
  • Experience with mononuclear cell isolation preferred.
  • Experience performing sample transfers.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory policies and procedures
  • Must be capable of multitasking and prioritizing assignments


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
  • 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.