Laboratory Inventory Specialist

Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Apr 20, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Laboratory Inventory Specialist 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

  • Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Sterile transfers/aliquots program-produced materials and submit for analytics testing, and ensure material is properly coded into the database.
  • Maintain and ensure the database is current, and coordinates within group potential availability of material requests.
  • Maintain and verify produced materials are properly coded into the database and that the database is current, and coordinates within group potential availability of material requests.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the scientific operations manager, which include but are not limited to, performance of property checks, light maintenance on lab equipment, moving laboratory and other equipment, and monitoring inventory levels
  • Serve as a liaison for the catalyst technician and works with the technician to create a supply database to ensure that critical consumables are maintained at adequate levels.
  • Serve as a secondary emergency responder for all REES monitored equipment.
  • Scan and log in all the packing slips from orders and enter the orders as rec'd in the purchasing database.
  • Maintain departmental product database, prepare routine reports, and file shipping/receiving records.
  • Prepare shipment for postal or commercial conveyance; select appropriate shipping container; packs items to ensure safe delivery. Prepare bills of lading; check items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct.
  • Receive and unload incoming materials and verify accuracy of shipment, process return shipments as needed.
  • Inspect shipments for damages or defects; record discrepancies or damages and notifies supervisor and/or purchasing personnel.
  • Operate dolly/ pallet jack in loading and unloading supplies and equipment; assist in routine maintenance of lab equipment and shipping area.
  • Deliver items to requisitioning departments and obtain authorized signatures for accepted items.
  • Manage and trace lost shipments and/or customer claims of lost shipments; provide proof of delivery documents.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and write/revise Standard Operating Procedures related to primary duties and other aspects of Scientific Operations as needed.
  • Maintain supplier/vendor relationships through regular communication as directed by scientific operations manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field.
  • 3 to 4 years of related experience is required.
  • Ability to both follow and write/revise SOP's for buffer preparation as well as SOP's for acquisitions.
  • Hands-on experience with inventory management systems.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with database entry, programming, and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with general scientific/biotechnology laboratory supply requirements.
  • Strong analytical capabilities to prepare inventory analyses.
  • Strong communication skills to communicate to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to push, pull and lift up to 50 lbs.


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.