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Cell Culture Associate Scientist

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities

Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Cell Culture Associate Scientist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • Perform experiments in the area of cell culture process development under supervision, capturing and communicating the results in several formats, and working with technology transfer teams to move the developed processes into a clinical production facility.
  • Independently set-up and operate bioreactors and other cell culture equipment required for development studies. 
  • Perform a variety of activities including experimental investigations on cell line behavior, optimization of cell culture conditions, tech-transfer of defined cell culture processes to the clinical production facility, improvement of cell culture platforms, modeling of cell culture behavior, troubleshooting of cell culture processes, cell culture technology development and capturing process descriptions and results in tech transfer documents and technical reports. 
  • Contribute to and maintain the section at the state-of-the-art for cell culture technology and follow directives for development aimed at advancing selected projects.
  • Participate in project and laboratory meetings, keep current with compliance obligations, and be responsible for maintenance of the laboratory and equipment.
  • Contribute results and studies for publication in peer reviewed journals.




  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Biology or a related field with 1-5 years of experience with bioreactor operations and cell culture sterile techniques.
  • Good oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Experience in writing and reviewing Batch Production Records, SOPs, and other process documents is highly beneficial as is mathematical modelling of cell culture processes.
  • Backgrounds in plant operations, liquid handling, stirred tank operations, process control, and other chemical industry basics will be helpful in grasping cell culture development operations. 
  • Familiarity with statistical design packages (JMP, minitab, etc.) is recommended, as is familiarity with programming languages (JAVA, Matlab, etc.) good laboratory practice and record keeping, the use of analytical tools and the following of protocols to acquire reproducible data, and the presentation of results in group meetings and in technical reports.

Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. 



Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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