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.

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.

Toxicologist I - Sensitization

We are seeking a full time Toxicologist I/Study Director to work in our Gaithersburg office.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the management of the skin sensitizer screening program.
  • Develop and validate a variety of non-animal test methods and endpoints.
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing research projects.
  • As Study Director, 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 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., cell based cytotoxicity assays).
  • In vitro and/or ex vivo model development, characterization, and standardization.
  • Experience with complex scientific instrumentation (HPLC, flow cytometry, 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:

Education/Experience in in vitro and/or ex vivo toxicology is required, with experience in skin sensitization and irritation test methods highly desired. PhD degree + 0-3 years of relevant experience or M.S. degree with 3+ years relevant experience. 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.

Toxicologist I

We are seeking a full time Toxicologist I/Study Director to work in our Gaithersburg office.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the management of the dermal and ocular programs.
  • Develop and validate a variety of non-animal test methods and endpoints.
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing research projects.
  • As Study Director, 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 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., cell based cytotoxicity assays).
  • In vitro and/or ex vivo model development, characterization, and standardization.
  • Experience with complex scientific instrumentation (HPLC, flow cytometry, 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:

Education/Experience in in vitro and/or ex vivo toxicology is required, with experience in skin sensitization and irritation test methods highly desired. PhD degree + 0-3 years of relevant experience or M.S. degree with 3+ years relevant experience. 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.

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 Administrative Assistant

IIVS is seeking to fill a Laboratory Administrative Assistant position in their Gaithersburg, MD location. This position is full time; approximately 30-40 hours per week.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, update, and generate study specific protocols for a variety of assays.
  • Manage laboratory workflow and assay scheduling in consultation with multiple department heads.
  • Maintain and manage issuance and revisions of SOPs.
  • 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.

 

Required Skills:

  • Experience and intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Competence in basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team oriented environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

 

Required Education:

Minimum 1-2 years of work experience managing operations workflow and documentation in a fast paced environment. Associates or bachelor’s degree in a biological science preferred but not 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.

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.

Technical Writer I - Entry Level

IIVS is seeking to fill a Technical Writer position in their Gaithersburg, MD location. This position is full time; approximately 30-40 hours per week.

 

Job Duties and 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.
  • Checking 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. Ensuring GLP compliance of these documents.
  • Checking conformity of the study design and specifications mentioned in the IIVS protocols with the study workbooks. Checking workbooks for proper execution of the study protocol. Ensuring 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.

 

Required Skills:

  • 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.

 

Required Education:

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.

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.