Research Assistant I
Vysnova Partners Inc Silver Spring, MD
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Are you interested in making a move to a fast-paced work environment with a growing company making a global impact every day?  Vysnova Partners, Inc. (Vysnova) is a program management firm that delivers professional and technical services worldwide to governmental and commercial clients. Vysnova staff manages programs and projects primarily within the Public Health, Government Acquisition and Training sectors. We work throughout in the U.S. and overseas including; Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East chiefly for governmental clients, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Currently, Vysnova is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Research Assistant I for full-time work at our Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease.

Client/Location: Silver Spring,MD

Responsibilities:

  1. Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced bacteriology and immunology procedures to include pipetting, bacteriology isolation techniques, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques.
  2. Assist with small and large animal experimental procedures in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approved protocols.
  3. Assist with research experiments, procedures, tests and compile results for principal investigators.
  4. Independently provides solutions to experimental questions and objectives.
  5. Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  6. Creates written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and conference presentations.
  7. Performs required quality control procedures for every test done and keeps a record in the designated logbook or worksheet.
  8. Presents posters and attends conferences on behalf of the department at both internal and external research opportunities.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Experience/Environment:

1.     0-2 years

2.     Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field

3.     Laboratory environment – long periods of standing, handle variety of chemicals

4.     Animal research environment – animal handling responsibilities

Knowledge, skills, ability:

1.     Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices

2.     Knowledge of laboratory equipment and laboratory safety procedures

3.     Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, email software,

4.     Skilled in the use of aseptic techniques

5.     Ability to plan and prioritize work

6.     Ability to pipette, use microscopes, and perform staining procedures

7.     Ability to identify and distinguish different colors

8.     Ability to correctly transcribe laboratory results

9.     Ability to follow standard operating procedures

10.  Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff

11.  Knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal.


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