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Scientist, Virology

Bethesda, MD | Other
7 Days Ago

Job Description


We are currently searching for a Scientist, Virology to support 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

  • Perform maintenance for multiple cell culture lines used in laboratory experiments.
  • Perform routine flow cytometry to test cell surface and intracellular proteins.
  • Conduct protein/antibody production, purification and analysis (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA etc).
  • Perform RT-PCR, cloning, plasmid purification and analysis.
  • Isolate/identify monoclonal antibodies from convalescent donors and vaccine immunized animals.
  • Produce pseudotyped lentiviruses for multiple viruses including influenza and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and others).
  • Perform neutralization assays to evaluate monoclonal antibodies and vaccinated sera against multiple viruses including influenza and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and others).
  • Maintain special knock-in mice colonies for use in critical experiments exploring HIV-1 and influenza vaccines.
  • Conduct animal studies to evaluate the immunogenicity of vaccines (including intramuscular, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and intravenous injection, sample collection and processing).
  • Interact/collaborate with scientists from internal and external organizations.
  • Conduct research independently including planning experiments, data analysis and peer-reviewed publication of data.
  • Manage ordering and maintenance of supplies for large, complex laboratory, to include record keeping, inventory, restocking, and training of personnel for inventory assistance.
  • Perform inventories of laboratory specimens, manage tracking logs, reconcile discrepancies to ensure accurate records in accordance with biospecimen policies and regulations.
  • Catalog, record, and handle a variety of laboratory/biological samples.
  • Manage input of laboratory/biologic sample information in centralized database; responsible for maintenance and input of plasmid information into lab-wide database.
  • Serve as primary point of contact to facilitate and monitor for biological materials shipments across the lab, to include training of laboratory staff.



  • Ph.D. degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biology or a related field. Virology working experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.


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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