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Scientist at CAMRIS in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


We are seeking a Scientist to support the National Institutes of Health's (NIH), world renowned National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Gaithersburg, MD. Our NIAID professional, technical, and scientific support personnel are part of a preeminent team focused on positively impacting millions of lives around the world with groundbreaking research. Candidates will work at a prominent, diverse and vibrant NIAID worksite to directly support exciting ongoing research activities as a contractor team member. Accelerate your career and apply below to help us make a difference.

CAMRIS International is a dynamic clinical research and international development firm that achieves innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices. Our core practice areas include: clinical research; vaccine research, microbiology and infectious disease research, development and production; biodefense; global health security; and HIV/AIDS programs.

Our employees enjoy a diverse, collegial environment where individual contributions matter at all levels. At CAMRIS, you will notably improve the lives of people at home and abroad.


  • Support vaccine and monoclonal therapeutic clinical trials and research, develop new assays, techniques and programs that optimize the use of various robotics and automated platforms.

  • Develop, test, and report in peer-reviewed journals on new hypotheses for work performed on assay development in the infectious disease landscape.

  • Adopt, optimize, and schedule binding and neutralization assays on automated liquid handling systems such as the Biomek i7 and Hamilton Vantage.

  • Create cell lines and pseudoviruses to support cell-based assay testing.

  • Follow approved SOPs to complete testing of samples in an organized, aseptic, high-throughput manner.

  • Train other analysts to run various assays including any special training needed for protocols in a GCLP environment.

  • Work collaboratively with team members and collaborators to complete all tasks for the day, but also be accountable as an individual for personal tasks.

  • Uphold rapid turn-around times of specimen samples by effectively managing resources while maintaining high standards of accuracy.

  • Utilize various laboratory equipment such as Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC), centrifuge, pipettes, liquid nitrogen tank, and others.

  • Work with dry ice, freezers, and liquid nitrogen tanks to store clinical samples, and perform clinical testing in a BSL-2 environment while always wearing appropriate PPE.

  • Contribute to new SOP creation and process improvements.


  • Ph.D. preferred or M.S. with 4+ years of experience in a BSL-2 laboratory.

  • Experience performing cell culture, neutralization assays, and other serology assays.

  • Ability to work well with others and spur independent thinking as demonstrated by publication history.

  • Experience working with automated liquid handlers.

  • Understanding of phase-gated assay development and bioanalytical method validation is preferred.

  • Background in flu, HIV, or other infectious disease areas is a plus.

  • IT skills to utilize LIMS, Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Experience in a GCLP environment a plus.

  • Proactive Problem Solving - Anticipates potential issues and innovates to resolve them.

  • Strong organization and time management skills.

  • Detail oriented while performing laboratory tasks.

  • Ability to perform under time constraints and meet deadlines.

  • Interpersonal skills to work with and train team members.

  • Follows directions and protocols without deviations.

  • Critical thinking to optimize workflows.

CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at . CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Public Trust-level background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.

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