Research Scientist, Microbiology

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 23, 2022
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Research Scientist, Microbiology 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
  • Provide technical support for research studies in microbiology.
  • Execute experimental studies and assist with planning, design, and modification of experiments.
  • Analyze and organize data.
  • May make presentations of the data in lab meetings and departmental meetings.
  • May contribute to the writing of manuscripts for publication.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Work on development, validation and implementation of high complexity laboratory developed tests, potentially requiring a high degree of expertise in proteomic, molecular biology and bioinformatic methods.
  • Maintain and organize highly detailed records pertaining to the development, validation and implementation of assays related to the microbiology research.
  • Develop and optimize innovative methods to process cell and bacterial cultures, animal and human clinical samples for proteomic and genomic profiling and quantitation.
  • Comprehensive proteomic and genomic data analysis using variety of different methods and software.
  • Performs DNA extractions, PCR and real-time PCR assays.
  • Perform Sanger sequencing of bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial isolates.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify staff; document all corrective actions taken.
  • Maintain records of instrument failure, troubleshooting and QC related to research.
  • Inventory reagents and supplies.
  • Communicate clearly with everyone on research team about experimental plans and collaborative projects.
  • Collaborate with other research staff to evaluate new techniques, perform comparative studies with older technology, and perform evaluations to determine new methodologies.
  • Comply with accrediting and inspections agency requirements.
  • Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.
  • Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: basic microbiology and tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, assays, molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques.



  • Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in research laboratory.
  • Computer skills to include tools for genomic, bioinformatic and proteomic analysis
  • Ability to lift 10 – 30 pounds.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.




Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


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