Senior Research Associate

Bethesda, MD, US
Feb 11, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Senior Research Associate 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, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Culture of human and mouse cell lines in various conditions, including protocol optimization.
  • Participates in animal model (mouse) studies (PCR-based mice genotyping).
  • Perform basic cloning experiments and routine in-vitro assays (RNA, DNA isolation, Western, PCR, qRT-PCR, co-IP, Immunostaining)
  • Carries out laboratory administration and maintenance procedures and requirements; participates in various administrative duties under the supervision of the head of the laboratory.
  • Maintains accurate records; tabulates and organizes data.
  • Orders supplies and reagents and maintains equipment and stock solutions.
  • Maintains chemical inventory for the laboratory.
  • Sees that equipment is in good working order.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. #LI-AA1


  • Ph.D. degree Biology or a related discipline with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with cell culture and cell-based assays required.
  • Attention to detail and careful record-keeping
  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and develop process and/or assay improvements.

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.