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Biologist - Virology Manufacturing

Manassas City, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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This position is in the Virology Manufacturing Department. The Biologist manufactures a wide range of viral products (cell culture and nucleic acids) to maintain the ATCC Virology Collection. The incumbent performs a variety of laboratory procedures requiring accuracy, judgment and technical proficiency. The incumbent complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.


Prepare for and conduct experiments to assist in studying the effects of varying materials, chemicals, environments, and physical conditions on biological materials and processes using standard scientific techniques and methods. Perform viability and purity checks on biological materials.

Utilize a variety of biological techniques to contribute to tests and studies that advance product research and development objectives.

Collect and analyze data, make detailed observations, and report results. Test and document results neatly and accurately in notebooks, batch records and databases.

Perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.

Contribute to summarizing, presenting, and drawing conclusions of research findings to help inform decisions.

Participate in the creation and development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.

Aid in preparation of research documentation, such as reports, summaries, publications, and presentations.

Support laboratory operations by ordering, monitoring, and reporting on department supply levels, monitoring equipment functionality and cleaning laboratory equipment.

Remain current on biology research methods, techniques, and developments.

Solve a variety of problems of moderate scope applying organizational policy and procedure.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years' experience or equivalent experience.

Experience with mammalian cell culture is required.

A basic understanding of Virology and In vitro virus culture experience is a plus.

Experience with lab safety procedures including proper handling of chemicals and/or biologicals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent attention to detail and strong documentation skills.

Sound knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities of an advanced nature, simultaneously.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to maintains accurate records.

Ability to function as a participant in a team environment.

Demonstrates aseptic techniques appropriate to assigned discipline.

Experienced with lab safety procedures including proper handling of chemicals and/or biologicals.

Ability to analyze and interpret data.

Ability to exercise judgment and make good decisions.

Other Duties:

Perform other duties as assigned.

Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.

ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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