Research Associate

Bethesda, MD, United States
Apr 21, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors 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

  • Utilizes standard operating procedures for specimen handling and processing, test set up and execution, test analysis, database management, data analysis, reporting of results, and record-keeping.
  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to, DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, PCR, Sanger sequencing and primer design, gel electrophoresis.
  • Analyze Sanger sequencing data and discuss interpretation, relatability, validity and significance of the results.
  • Use bioinformatics approaches and computer programs to collect, organize, and analyze data.
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance, takes authorized corrective action, and notifies key personnel.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of experiments and results.
  • Catalog and label laboratory samples
  • Maintain and organize inventory of samples, data, laboratory supplies and reagents.
  • Troubleshoot problems with and develop methods to resolve these challenges.



  • Master's degree in molecular genetics, molecular biology, biology, or a related field plus a minimum of one (1) year of laboratory experience. Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience can be considered equivalent.
  • Proficient in principles of molecular genetics and molecular biology
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines
  • Able to operate effectively in a group or team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new methods and technologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.