Non Animal Testing, Alternative Test Methods, In Vitro Toxicology, IIVS | Careers
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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 equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), ancestry or national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Biologist I

We are seeking full time Biologists I (entry level) 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 Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct basic technical assignments in the performance of in vitro or cell culture studies.
  • Responsible for performing, recording, and reporting data from standard studies in full compliance with GLP (Good Laboratory Practices).
  • 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

 

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well independently or as part of a team.
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.

 

Required Education:

B.A./B.S./M.S. degree in the biological sciences (or equivalent).

 

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.

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

 

Laboratory Technician

IIVS is seeking to fill a Laboratory Technician position in their Gaithersburg, MD location. This position is full time; approximately 30-40 hours per week. It is likely that the employee will be asked to maintain a schedule that allows either early work or late work on a regular basis following a training period.

 

Job Duties May Include But are Not Limited To:

  • Restocking of lab supplies and reagents.
  • Maintain and clean laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, laminar flow hoods, incubators, micropipettors, etc.
  • Perform autoclaving.
  • Empty trash and recycle bins.
  • Maintain a safe, neat, clean, and well organized laboratory work environment to support scientists.
  •  Responsible for performing, recording, and reporting data in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) compliant fashion.
  • Receipt, storage, and disposal of test articles.
  • Preparation of sterile reagents.
  • Daily equipment checks.
  • Pipette calibration checks and adjustments.
  • Use of scales for measuring reagents and test articles.
  • Preparing work spaces for assay performance.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required to support laboratory and business operation.

 

Required Skills:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be capable of moving heavy objects (approximately 50 lbs.)
  • Must have reliable transportation.

 

Required Education:

AA or AS degree in biological sciences or equivalent. 1 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.

 

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, religion (creed), ancestry or national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, or veteran status.