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Position Opening - Biologist I

(Entry Level)

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc (IIVS) is a non-profit testing laboratory utilizing only non-animal methods. IIVS is currently hiring 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.


B.A./B.S. in the biological sciences.


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 No phone inquiries please.