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Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
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Oct 18, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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About MRIGlobalMRIGlobal, an independent research and development organization delivers solutions in global health, national security and defense, and energy and the environment. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering, and program integration and management for clients in industry, government, and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., and operates in nine states and Washington, D.C.

Assistant Scientist, Molecular Biology
Our laboratory, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is seeking to hire an entry-level scientist to work in the Infectious Diseases, Surveillance and Diagnostics group. This staff member will become an integral part of our team receiving vital experience with research, development, sample preparation and analysis, while gaining a thorough understanding of relevant federal regulations, QA/Safety/SOPs, and instrumentation.

Basic function:

* Conducts technical tasks and laboratory experimentation under general supervision using established or project-specific protocols and SOPs
* Conducts experimental work on projects following established protocols and procedures
* Contributes to developing test plans, experimental designs, and analytical methods
Minimum Qualifications:

* B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related discipline
* Knowledge and/or experience in a research environment, basic analytical skills, sample preparation and analysis, experience with bioanalytical methods, such as real-time PCR, immunological analysis, next generation sequencing (Illumina and ONT MinION)
* PC skills and ability to learn new software and systems
* Ability to effectively communicate and interact with technical staff at all levels in a team-based environment
* Ability to work independently
* Maintain laboratory notebook and prepare raw data for submission to supervisor
* Detail oriented
* Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. In order to meet the government security investigation requirements, U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite

As a Federal Contractor as defined by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidelines, all employees working for MRIGlobal must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable exemption by the MRIGlobal Office of Accommodations, regardless of location.

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It is the policy of MRIGlobal to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state protected classification.
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