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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.

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.

Questions:

Please answer the following questions in your cover letter or in a separate document:

  1. Name up to three mammalian cell lines that you have worked with?
  2. Which assay(s) available at IIVS would you be most interested in training on/learning about?
  3. What is your GPA?

Please send your CV and a cover letter via email only to resumes@iivs.org. No phone inquiries please.

Laboratory Assistant - Part Time

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. Great opportunity for college students seeking to gain experience in the field while working on their degree!

Job Requirements:

  • 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
  • Appropriately handle confidential and highly sensitive material
  • 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.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required to support laboratory and business operation

Specific Capabilities May Include But are Not Limited To:

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 50lbs)
  • Must have reliable transportation

Education/Experience:
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. Please submit your resume and a cover letter. No phone inquiries. In addition, please provide answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have any current lab experience and if so briefly explain your duties.
  • Will you be comfortable handling hazardous materials (training provided)?

Note: Applicants that do not provide a cover letter, resume, and the questions listed above will not be considered.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour

Required education: Associate