Virology Lab Technician
Clinical Research Management - Silver Spring, MD

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Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.

We are currently seeking a Virology Lab Technician for the Silver Spring, MD area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare cell cultures for virus inoculation and prepare viral seeds.
  • Execute viral infectivity, viral antigen , and viral microneutralization assays according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Assist in the writing and quality review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various laboratory procedures.
  • Maintain laboratory records.
  • Assist in viral growth, purification, scale-up and testing and stability experiments.
  • Assist in the GMP and non-GMP production of viral seeds and vaccines.
  • Generates and pre-reviews various assay’s data designated for clinical trials.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.


  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. degree in microbiology plus one year of experience in cell culture and virology research.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices experience very desirable.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the virology and cell culture laboratories, cell culture husbandry, and aseptic techniques.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of laboratory equipment to include centrifuges, pH meters, spectrophotometers, microplate washers, incubators and purification columns.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex scientific procedures and techniques relating to position.
  • Physical Capabilities: work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material.
  • Work Environment: laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.


  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

    ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

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    ClinicalRM is a Contract Research Organization supporting government and commercial clinical research for biologics, drugs, and devices.