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Molecular Biologist

Bethesda, MD 20814
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Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a Molecular Biologist 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, Maryland.


  • Serve as technical expert providing state-of-the-art molecular analyses in any Service (i.e. Hematology, Microbiology, and/or Immunology) within the department.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex experimental procedures involving cell biology, biochemistry, and immunology and molecular biology techniques.
  • Work with staff on specimen processing and test performance of moderate to high complexity tests.
  • Conducts research using plasmid purification, DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, production of recombinant vectors, sub cloning, cell transfection, real-time PCR, site directed mutagenesis, electro mobility shift assay (EMSA) and ChIP.
  • Collaborates with graded Investigator(s) on projects, methods and equipment aiding in meeting the labs research goals.
  • Independently analyzes experimental data and discusses the interpretation, reliability, validity and significance of ongoing research projects.
  • Uses a wide variety of bioinformatics approaches, statistical methods and computer programs to collect, organize, and analyze data for optimal retrieval and presentation of results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Provides technical supervision, advice and assistance over the research work of Clinical Staff Fellows and serves as resource to other biologist/technologists who are working in the laboratory
  • Uses a wide variety of bioinformatics approaches, statistical methods and computer programs to collect, organize, and analyze data for optimal retrieval and presentation of results in a clear concise manner. 
  • Modify or adapt new methods, techniques and technical procedures to correct deficiencies and to build, improve and expand services in the specialty area of molecular hematology.
  • Follow the laboratorys established policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratorys established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify staff; document all corrective actions taken.
  • Communicate and consult with pertinent medical personnel regarding collection procedures; troubleshoot any problems with the specimen or documentation.
  • Troubleshoots problems with equipment such as thermocyclers (e.g. GeneAmp PCR System), ABI 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, and QIASymphony/QIAgility instruments.
  • Oversee all aspects of laboratory safety, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement (QC/QA/QI) policies and procedures.
  • Document all quality control activities, instrument calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Organize daily workload based on priorities, rotation schedule and needs of the laboratory and patients.
  • Order reagents and supplies required for the specialty testing for equipment and supply contracts.
  • Collaborate with staff to evaluate and/or develop new techniques; perform comparative studies with older technology; perform evaluations to determine new guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with accrediting and inspections agency requirements participating in activities associated with the laboratory accreditation process.



  • Ph.D. degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. A Masters degree plus three (3) years of specialized experience is equivalent to a Ph.D. degree.
  • MT/CLS certification preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with clinical molecular testing.
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing; bioinformatics; quantitative PCR; DNA/RNA purification and quantitation techniques
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines for molecular testing.
  • Ability to lift 10 30 pounds.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.



Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-25

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