Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Jun 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a 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

  • Lead the advanced testing group, ensures QA and QC of work, provide technical review, direction, and feedback to others. Conduct advanced research. Design experimental approaches, provide critical evaluation of scientific data, mentor scientific staff and collaborates with other scientists and integration and start-up of new technologies within the laboratory.
  • Coordinate advanced clinical testing of products developed from the program and partner organizations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Contribute to the project teams, responsible for supporting the assessment of biologics used for assay development and participating in strategic research that leads to innovation in a research environment.
  • Design and conduct experiments leading to the development and implementation of new or improved immunological methodologies. Leads project aspects to accomplish established milestones.
  • Represent the department in various departmental and interdepartmental committees that address scientific goals of the program and new initiatives.
  • Perform financial planning and budgetary management of reagents requirements.
  • Transfer relevant immunoassays in a standardized form for high throughput automated testing.
  • Build a capacity to automate standard assays for the program and develop immunology capability to ensure high throughput analyses of clinical trials.
  • Apply knowledge of Federal Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial and drug product regulations and policies to product development.
  • Provide strategic input into development of clinical protocols and assessment of phase 1 through phase 3 clinical trials.
  • Manage and maintain sample repositories.
  • Coordinate effectively within a diverse and stratified team environment.


  • Ph.D. in a scientific field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a science related field.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrates expertise with laboratory assay and product development automation technologies.
  • Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.


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.