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Antibody Analytics lead

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Jan 8, 2023

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

Job Family:

Scientific Research & Analysis (Digital)

Travel Required:


Clearance Required:

Public Trust

What You Will Do:

  • 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 evaluatingand 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 workflo

What You Will Need:

  • 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.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance

  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • annual membership

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

About Guidehouse
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.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

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.

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