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Careers

We welcome interest from skilled individuals who share our vision:

A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.

If you are passionate about developing practical alternatives to animal testing, please see our current job opportunities below and submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to resumes@iivs.org. No phone calls please. IIVS is an EOE.

Client Services Representative

We are seeking a full time Client Services Representative to work in our Gaithersburg office. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.

Looking for a highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented person to serve as primary liaison between the Institute for In Vitro Sciences and its clients.  A successful Client Services Representative will be resourceful, take initiative, and use their knowledge of basic biological sciences and understanding of laboratory tests and practices for effective communications with clients and internal staff. The Client Services Representative works closely with our sales, accounting, and laboratory groups.

Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Generate pricing agreements in response to client needs and Study Director requests
  • Assist in establishing new clients and entering them into our StarLIMS and Outlook system
  • Maintaining Outlook client database
  • Responsible for order entry and verification within StarLIMS. Close coordination with Laboratory Manager is required for this activity.
  • Logistical support for client visits and marketing events

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or GED with 2-5 years of office experience. B.A./B.S. degree in the biological sciences, experience in administration or client relations is a plus. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and basic knowledge of general database functionality. Good written and verbal business communication skills.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interest and any qualifications or experience you have which you feel would make you a good fit for this position. Please send your CV and a cover letter via email only to resumes@iivs.org. No phone inquiries please.

IIVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Laboratory Assistant (Entry Level)

We are seeking a part time Laboratory Assistant to work in our Gaithersburg office. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.

This position is part time – approximately 20 hours per week. Working hours are flexible; however, need to be consistent week to week and will be discussed at the time of the phone screen and/or in person interview. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking to gain experience in the field while working on their degree!

Job Requirements

  • A working knowledge of the proper/safe handling of chemicals and hazardous materials (training provided)
  • Demonstrated competence in basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team oriented environment
  • Attention to detail

Education/Experience:

AA or AS degree in biological sciences or equivalent. One year of work experience performing similar duties in a scientific laboratory and/or vocational training in laboratory sciences can be used in lieu of education requirement.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interest and any qualifications or experience you have which you feel would make you a good fit for this position. Please send your CV and a cover letter via email only to resumes@iivs.org. No phone inquiries please.

IIVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Technical Writer I

We are seeking a full time Technical Writer I to work in our Gaithersburg office. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.

Specific Capabilities May Include But are Not Limited To:

  • An understanding of the IIVS protocols, workbooks, and reports related to standard, custom, and novel assays/studies.
  • Working knowledge of the proper record keeping procedures and GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) compliant documentation practiced at IIVS.
  • Check accuracy of the study related documents such as Sponsor emails, Test Article Receipt, IIVS protocols, and workbooks, related to standard, custom, and novel assays/studies. Ensure GLP compliance of these documents.
  • Check conformity of the study design and specifications mentioned in the IIVS protocols with the study workbooks. Check workbooks for proper execution of the study protocol. Ensure GLP compliance as needed.
  • Utilizing study protocols and workbooks, prepare draft reports to accurately present the procedures and results.
  • Follow written and verbal guidance, IIVS policies and standard procedures.
  • Use PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software.

Job Requirements

  • GLP experience desired but not required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software.

Education/Experience:

B.A./B.S. degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent lab training and experience required for non-degreed personnel

IIVS offers competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including full medical and dental insurance, FSA, paid holidays, paid personal leave, and more.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interest and any qualifications or experience you have which you feel would make you a good fit for this position. Please send your CV and a cover letter via email only to resumes@iivs.org. No phone inquiries please.

IIVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Biologist I (Entry Level)

We are seeking a full time Biologist I (entry level position) to work in our Gaithersburg office. IIVS offers a competitive salary and full benefits.

Job Requirements:

  • Conduct basic technical assignments in the performance of in vitro or cell culture studies.
  • Responsible for performing, recording, and reporting data from standard studies and generates scientific reports in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) compliant fashion.
  • Perform peer reviews of data, reports, and batch records.
  • Use and maintain scientific equipment such as centrifuges, laminar flow hoods, 96-well plate readers, incubators, microscopes, micropipettors, computers, etc.
  • Shares in responsibility of cleaning, re-stocking, and up-keep of the laboratory.

Specific Capabilities May Include But are Not Limited To:

  • An understanding and demonstrated competence in aseptic techniques/mammalian cell culture.
  • A working knowledge of the proper/safe handling of chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Demonstrated competence in basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate competence in a variety of laboratory techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfortable working individually and in a team oriented environment.

Education/Experience:

B.A./B.S. in the biological sciences.

IIVS offers competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including full medical and dental insurance, FSA, paid holidays, paid personal leave, and more.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interest and any qualifications or experience you have which you feel would make you a good fit for this position. Please send your CV and a cover letter via email only to resumes@iivs.org. No phone inquiries please.

IIVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.