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

Available Positions

Biologist I

Job Description

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is internationally recognized as a leader in the in-vitro testing field for over 20 years. IIVS couples rigorous scientific and compliance programs with education and outreach initiatives to promote the use and acceptance of these methods worldwide as an alternative to current animal testing methods.

IIVS is seeking to fill two Biologist I positions (entry level) in our Gaithersburg, MD location for our eye and skin lab as well as our respiratory lab. 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.

Job Duties May 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: A.A/A.S. degree in the biological sciences (or equivalent)

In order to be considered for this position, you must 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 at IIVS. Applications submitted without a relevant cover letter will not be considered.

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

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.

Job Type: Full-time