Research Associate

Bethesda, MD, US
Mar 13, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a 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

  • Initiate development of novel immune assays for cellular and serological screening.
  • Develop and improve existing methodology and generation of novel research experiments while maintaining detailed documentation.
  • Use established SOP's for assay execution.
  • Trouble shoot assays and adjust scientific methodology to correct problems or deficiencies in a research project or experiment.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records to ensure proper retention of scientific data.
  • Maintain reagent and laboratory supplies inventories.
  • Attend staff meetings and present experimental date when required.
  • Perform data analysis and use analytical software.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences or science-related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in developing assays, running various assays, and troubleshooting assays.
  • Proficient in a diverse set of clinical research techniques such as multiplexed immunoassay methodologies, pseudovirus neutralization assays, Elispot Assays, flow cytometry, single cell sorting and RNA-seq library prep.
  • Experience with automated systems such as liquid handlers and high-throughput robotic instruments.
  • Ability to write SOPs, evaluation and developments reports and analytical plans.
  • Familiarity with GLP or GMP and GCLP.
  • Processing of sera, plasma and PBMCs ideal but not essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft work, PowerPoint, Prism and Excel at a minimum.


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.