In Vitro Technologies, Inc. (IVT), located in Baltimore, MD, is a bioscience company dedicated
to providing state-of-the-art in vitro testing products and services to its clients. Although
we primarily serve the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries, IVT is also
committed to basic research efforts leading to the development of novel in vitro test systems
in conjunction with government and private research support.
The purpose of the Associate Scientist position is to perform laboratory techniques,
experiments, complete documentation, observe quality and safety standards, and daily
contribution to routine duties in the Biological Laboratories for both Contract and Product
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
~Demonstrates good technical judgment in troubleshooting and identifying process improvement
opportunities and techniques. Implements experiments to address specific scientific problems.
~Day-to-day operations may include the production of Hepatocytes, Fresh (Plated and
Suspensions) and Cryopreserved, Caco-2 cells, coating plates, the characterization of
Hepatocytes and Microsomes & S9, as well as, performing routine incubations in Hepatocytes
(fresh plated & suspensions), cryopreserved cells, and immortalized cell culture. Other duties
include reagent preparation and quality control.
~Assists with new method development, SOP generation, and investigations of anomalous data.
~Ensures all biological laboratory documents are completed within specified timelines.
Generates and accurately reports clear and concise technical information and documentation.
~Works with the Technology Development staff to accept the technology transfer and assists
with scale up of new biological methods, products or services.
~Functions effectively in a team environment. Demonstrates project responsibility and
leadership where applicable.
~Rarely requires supervision in performing routine tasks but requires some supervision in
performing new tasks. Plans work with limited instruction once basic approach is outlined.
~Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols,
processes, and equipment. Demonstrates good technical judgment and creative problem solving
skills when troubleshooting basic problems. Makes decisions within guidelines to meet the
highest standards of quality.
~Trains other laboratory staff members on routine contract operations scientific processes,
procedures and methods
~Actively participates in an on-call team and all of the duties thereof.
~Performs work according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), departmental policies, to
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations as required by the Food and Drug Administration
~Handles and processes different human and animal organs to prepare tissue culture or test
system. This includes small animal surgery, sacrifice and organ harvesting.
~Assist in packaging and labeling of samples and products as needed.
~Maintains orderly, clean, and safe workplace.
~Interacts and communicates effectively with teammates.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.
A minimum of a B.A., B.S. degree in a scientific field and 2-5 years of relevant experience or
an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
~Biological laboratory experience or related GLP or GMP laboratory experience.
~Exposure to cell culture or microbiological testing.
~Computer Proficiency – experienced with developing and presenting data in spreadsheets and
word processing (MS Excel and Word)
~Ability to work on an “On Call” team
~2+ years cell culture experience.
~Experience with routine laboratory equipment and maintenance.
~Experience performing routine laboratory techniques and QC protocols within high standards of
quality and within expected timelines.
~Experience running CYP isoform inhibition and induction studies.
~Mammalian cell culture.
~Work requires some standing and sitting for long periods of time in and out of the lab.
~Ability to perform intricate work with hands.
~Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information.
~Work requires handling potentially hazardous substances (toxic or caustic chemicals and
~Ability to walk up and down small steps.
~While on call, individual may work hours in excess of 12 hours per day, including overnight.
In Vitro Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against
otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age,
sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package plus performance incentive plans,
tuition reimbursement, continuous on-the-job training, company recreational events, and
community support activities. EOE