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Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Closing date
Aug 13, 2021

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
W2 with full benefits
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:

• Manage and perform procurement of surgical specimens/patient samples for Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB)
• Manage the database that tracks these samples
• Monitor storage and distribution of patient samples
• Communicate with SNB clinicians regarding surgical specimens
• Perform and teach basic histology procedures (tissue cutting and staining)
• Collaborate with other units and labs requiring research immunohistochemistry assistance
• Monitor the equipment (freezers, microscopes, scanners) and histology supplies required for these tasks

Required Skills:

• Master's degree in biology, Life Sciences or related discipline. Three (3)years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Master's degree.
• Minimum of 2 years' experience with basic wet lab/biology work
• Proficiency in computer skills including working with spread sheets/databases
• Record keeping and organizational skills
• Basic biology wet lab skills (knowledge of histology, neuroanatomy preferred)
• Ability to work independently, troubleshoot and adjust to unexpected complications
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