Laboratory Technician

Bethesda, MD, United States
Apr 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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 position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda MD.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA sequencing, RNA isolation, PCR and NGS etc.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of experiments and results.
  • Write reports of findings, stating methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the task leader as part of the planning process for subsequent studies, and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with the task leader as well as lab group meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, and in managing biological materials.
  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Keep up with scientific literature for new methods and procedures that may be considered for application or modification to selected experiments; daily records of experiments and results in pen in bound laboratory notebooks and backed up on OneDrive; make minor modifications or adaptations to established methods, procedures, and/or techniques to solve problems in the work.
  • Write reports of findings, state methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens, and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with mentors and laboratory team as part of the planning process for subsequent studies.
  • Participate in scientific discussions.
  • Assist in ordering and basic budgetary management.



  • Bachelor's degree Biology or any other science-related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Must be willing to work in a BSL2+ environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management 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.