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

Biologist II - Genetic Toxicology

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 a Biologist II position (at least 1 year experience) in Gaithersburg, MD for the Genetic Toxicology lab. Previous experience with microscopic scoring of genetic toxicology slide preparations (e.g., micronuclei scoring) is desired. 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)
  • Microscopic scoring of cell and tissue slide preparations
  • 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.

Toxicologist I / Study Director

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 a Toxicologist I / Study Director Position in Gaithersburg, MD. 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:

  • Participate in the management of 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.

Required Education: PhD degree + 0-3 years of relevant experience or M.S. degree with 3+ years relevant experience.

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.

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

Pay: $70,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

Laboratory Documentation Specialist

Full Job Description

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is internationally recognized as a leader in the in
vitro testing field for promoting the use and acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing. IIVS is seeking to fill a Laboratory Documentation Specialist position in Gaithersburg, MD. This position is on-site and full time (40 hours per week).

Under supervision, the Laboratory Documentation Specialist performs technical reviews of the IIVS study workbooks, is responsible for generating draft reports, issuing protocols for upcoming studies, and preparing completed studies for archiving.

Specific tasks include the following but are not limited to:

1) Check 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. Ensure GLP compliance of these documents.

2) Check conformity of the study design and specifications mentioned in the IIVS protocols with the study workbooks. Check workbooks for proper execution of the study protocol. Ensure GLP compliance as needed.

3) Utilizing study protocols and workbooks, prepare draft reports to accurately present the procedures and results.

4) Generate protocols for upcoming studies using templated documents.

5) Prepare completed studies for shipment to sponsors and for archiving.

6) Practice proper record keeping procedures and GLP compliant documentation practiced at IIVS.

7) Follow written and verbal guidance, IIVS policies and standard procedures.

8) Use PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software.

Specific capabilities may include the following but are not limited to:

1) An understanding of the IIVS protocols, workbooks, and reports related to standard, custom, and novel assays/studies.

2) Working knowledge of the proper record keeping procedures and GLP compliant documentation practiced at IIVS.

3) Demonstrated competence in basic mathematical skills.
4) The ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance.
5) Demonstrated competence in the use of PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software. 6) Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required education: B.A./B.S. degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent lab training and experience required for non- degreed personnel.

No previous experience required with a degree. 1+ year’s lab experience required without a degree, depending upon previous coursework, lab experience, and demonstrated capabilities.

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.

Job Type: Full-time