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 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.

Biologist I - Entry Level

IIVS is seeking to fill a Biologist I position (entry level) in our Gaithersburg, MD location. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision.

 

General Requirements:

  • 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)

 

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

 

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, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Toxicologist II - Sensitization Program Leader

We are seeking a full time Toxicologist II to lead the Skin Sensitization testing program and team in our Gaithersburg office.

Successful candidates will have experience and education in in vitro assays and skin and/or respiratory sensitization test methods, as well as demonstrated ability to lead a technically diverse team.

The Toxicologist II, at IIVS, is responsible for establishing, optimizing, and commercializing new technology opportunities. The Toxicologist II is generally directed by IIVS management, and reports directly to the Manager, Scientific Services. The Toxicologist II may assume the role of Study Director on specific studies and is contractually responsible for the conduct of the studies, as well as the presentation and interpretation of the study data.

 

General Requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. preferred in immunology/biological sciences/management of biological sciences.
  • Background/Experience: A combination of education and experience is required. At least 4-6 years experience in cell biology, tissue culture, immunology or in vitro toxicology, with continuous increases in scientific and managerial responsibility is expected.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Assuming Study Director responsibilities for in vitro toxicology assays.
  • Overseeing selected in vitro test method development programs, so that new or existing in vitro methods become useful tools for industrial safety or efficacy programs.
  • Assisting commercial clients to develop appropriate in vitro toxicology programs for product safety and stewardship.
  • Interacting with industry, animal welfare groups, and government to promote acceptance and implementation of in vitro test methods.
  • Developing product safety evaluation literature focusing on utilizing in vitro test methods to support industrial product safety and stewardship goals.
  • Taking a major role in producing manuscripts detailing IIVS’s scientific activities.
  • Assisting in producing Background Review Documents detailing the performance characteristics and predictive capacity of various in vitro assays.
  • Organizing and/or participating in other IIVS programs as assigned.
  • International travel required.

 

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.

Post-Doctoral Scientist - Respiratory Toxicology and Immunology

We are seeking a full time Post-doctoral Scientist (who may serve in a Study Director role, as applicable) to assist in the Respiratory Toxicology Program. Experience/education in in vitro and/or ex vivo toxicology is required, with experience in respiratory sensitization, or immunological processes germane to the science, necessary. A background and/or familiarity with long term pulmonary disease processes (e.g. chronic inflammation, fibrosis, COPD) is highly desired.

 

Job Description:

  • Participate inin the development of the respiratory sensitization program.
  • Develop and validate (if applicable) a variety of non-animal test methods and endpoints.
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing research projects.
  • When performing in the Study Director role, conduct and/or closely supervise the commercial contract in vitro safety testing of products and ingredients.
  • May participate in lectures and hands-on training of in vitro Respiratory Tox test methods for various audiences, including industry, regulatory/governmental and NGO stakeholders.
  • Flexible work hours required (including occasional weekends).
  • Some national/international travel may be required.
  • Will require handling a variety of toxic materials (chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mixtures, product ingredients, etc.) and biological systems (cell lines and cultures, ex vivo human and mammalian tissues, or cell-based reconstructed tissues).

 

Specific Capabilities May Include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with in vitro toxicological methods for investigating human cellular, tissue or organ systems (e.g histology assessments, ELISA, biochemical assays, etc.).
  • In vitro and/or ex vivo model development, characterization, and standardization.
  • Experience with complex scientific instrumentation (high content analysis, multiplexing, imaging, smoke/aerosol exposure machines and novel/emerging technologies etc.) is desired.
  • Ability to apply standard scientific principles, and techniques to conduct and develop in vitro product safety testing programs.
  • Able to communicate effectively across language, cultural, or other barriers.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal guidance.
  • Grant-writing experience.

 

Education/Experience:

Requires a Ph.D. degree + 0-3 years of relevant experience

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.