Senior Scientist, Analytical Development

Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Jun 03, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Senior Scientist 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

  • Conduct and participate in projects that are complex and scientifically demanding within a specific area/field.
  • Initiate, implement, plan, direct, and execute scientific research and development.
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results. Demonstrate scientific rigor in assessing own data and that of others.
  • Responsible for contributing to the team for meeting project goals within time and budget constraints.
  • Manage the projects of other scientists or associates.
  • Independently plan, design, and execute complex projects within a specific scientific field utilizing good scientific judgment by conducting more than one project at a time.
  • Develop research findings and makes recommendations.
  • Effectively present results at internal meetings and external scientific meetings.
  • Make recommendations on outside technologies for company to pursue.
  • Plan, design, and execute projects within a specific scientific field through critical participation in functional unit or project team.
  • Conduct, plan and lead one or more highly complex scientific project, including determining objectives and organizing activities.
  • Work independently within project teams to design, develop and optimize analytical assays and provide assay support for clinical trial candidates.
  • Lead method development and project support, as well as being involved in project presentations and cutting-edge scientific investigations.
  • Lead the design and execution of experiments required for the development of analytical assays required for development and clinical manufacturing.



  • Ph.D as a biochemist or an immunologist or related discipline.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant years of experiences and capabilities.
  • A thorough understanding of protein and process analysis with experience in quantitative and qualitative protein analysis for assay development is required.
  • Knowledge of the requirements and experience developing, qualifying and/or validating assays for cGMP products and managing method transfers between laboratories is highly desirable.
  • Prior supervisory experience is required and experience with interdisciplinary teams and matrix management environments is desired. This position involves managing the projects of a team with around 10 contractors.

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.