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Antibody Analytics lead

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Start date
Sep 26, 2022

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Science/R&D, Biology, Chemistry, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are currently searching for an Antibody Analytics Lead to support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and is onsite in Gaithersburg, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Leads development of assays for the specific antibody detection using MSD, Singulex, specific protein microarray and other suitable antibody detection technologies.
  • Ensure efficient assay transfer for clinical end point immune monitoring group for GCLP clinical trial testing.
  • Collaborate with automation experts to streamline high throughput serological analyses.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team performing pre-pandemic serological screening.
  • Manages daily operations and cross departmental interfaces supporting viral protein production.
  • Leads project aspects, providing technical review, direction, and feedback to others.  Conducts advanced research.
  • Involved in the development, scale-up, and operations of recombinant protein manufacturing in a state-of-the-art laboratory and assist in the continual improvement of program process tools.
  • Integrates and starts up new technologies within the laboratory.
  • Designs experimental approaches, provides critical evaluation of scientific data, mentors scientific staff and collaborates with other scientists.
  • Works as part of a team, responsible for supporting the production of biologics used for assay development and to participate in strategic research that leads to innovation in a research environment. 
  • Develops, optimizes and executes high throughput cell-based assays (functional, phenotypic, reporter etc.) for screening antibody panels.
  • Designs and conducts experiments leading to the development and implementation of new or improved protein purification methodologies.  Leads project aspects to accomplish established milestones. 
  • Capable of evaluating and summarizing data using analytical methodologies, interpreting results, drawing conclusions and recommending options for future experiments to achieve project goals. 
  • Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines. Presents scientific observations at internal technology reviews and to the broader scientific community at national meetings or through publication when appropriate.  Submits ideas for inventions, innovates through patent filings and trade secrets.
  • Represents the department in various departmental and interdepartmental committees that address scientific and administrative initiatives.
  • Independently authors, or provides direction for the authorship of, technical reports and assessments.
  • Gives presentations within the department and to senior management with minimal supervision.
  • Actively creates, generates, and presents paper/presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Ensures that safe laboratory practices are followed.
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Ability to build and supervise a dynamic team.
  • Analyzes research data related to vaccine candidates.
  • Author scientific documents necessary for serological research articles, such as educational materials, reports, publications, and protocols.
  • Participate in vaccine design planning and training for externally conducted steps in the development of influenza vaccines.
  • Monitors and evaluates program metrics and manages program timelines.
  • Performs financial planning and budgetary management of reagents requirements.
  • Reviews vendor contracts and works to ensure execution of contracts to planned timelines.
  • Organizes and liaises with community members to develop programs that will engage and educate communities to increase awareness of influenza vaccine research and vaccine research in general.
  • Develops and conducts protocol trainings, per vaccine development goals.
  • Serves as subject matter expert and provides technical assistance to other NIH departments for influenza vaccine design and development.
  • Assesses published and public literature regarding best practices for vaccine development.
  • Conducts health services research by collecting, organizing and analyzing data used in reporting the cost-effectiveness, efficacy, and efficiency of preclinical research.
  • Develops, optimizes and improves program guidelines and SOP’s to streamline workflow.
  • Ph.D., M.S. or Bachelor’s degree in related field – Immunology, Biochemistry.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in performing influenza neutralization assays or related techniques.
  • Ability to manage and communicate effectively with a team of biologists.
  • Demonstrates ability to be in a supervisory position.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Graph pad prism, SharePoint, Outlook etc.
  • Educational, employment or volunteerism experience in at least one of the following: biomedical science, health care, public health, communications, public relations, marketing or clinical research. Biomedical Science, health care, and preclinical research
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a computer and/or desk; ability to move within the worksite and well as travel to other research sites.


Company Description

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


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse, and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.




Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is 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. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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