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Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Biologist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:

• Perform cell separation by lineage and by lineage subsets; process non cellular human products with analysis, storage and record keeping.
• Organize cell population, serum, urine, saliva, tissues, and other human products and associated records forms and labels necessary for data integrity.
• Ability to perform FACS and help design FACS panels highly desired but not required.
• Ability to perform molecular analysis on human cells; prepare cells and interpret results.
• Organize purchase of laboratory reagents and maintain inventory.
• Serve as the point person for dissemination of information pertaining to the assigned product or duty to coworkers, physicians, patient care team and other health care professionals as directed.
• Perform trouble shooting during cell and human material handling and assay performance; document actions required to resolve problem and initiate corrective action as needed.
• Perform required quality control steps as outlined in SOPs.
• Perform data retrieval and entry using multiple IT systems.
• Interpret experimental techniques and procedures; prepare reports on laboratory results
• Prepare written evaluation of results including detected deficiencies/defects, and reports on research protocols or human product processing, analysis, and storage.

• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of SOP manuals to stay current with procedural guidelines.
• Attend facility staff meetings/review lab practices or review minutes of the meeting if unable to attend.
• Ensure compliance with universal precautions.

Required Skills:

• Master's degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master's degree.
• Minimum of two (3) years of related experience.
• Knowledge working in a cell handling, culture, and assay environment to include FACS and molecular characterization.
• Knowledge of cell processing, cultures and assays, and an ability to analyze and evaluate laboratory findings and learn new techniques.
• Ability to work independently on cell processing assignments.
• Proficiency in the use of computers and computer programs.
• Knowledge of proper laboratory techniques, disposal methods and safety procedures.
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
• Training in universal precautions.

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