CAMRIS International, United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

CAMRIS International is a medical research and development firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

CAMRIS is seeking a Biologist to support the mission of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at The National Institutes of Health (NIH).

*This position is contingent upon contract award.

  • Conduct research within vaccine and monoclonal antibody projects utilizing well-documented quality procedures and practices.
  • Performs a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: ELISA assays; MSD or Luminex-platform based assays, aseptic cell culture, virus stock production, neutralization assays, protein purification, basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Manage all technical aspects of experimental design for conducting assigned projects.
  • Performs tests, assays and procedures appropriate to the project(s), following specific protocols.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of experiments and results and maintains laboratory space, equipment and inventory according to established protocols.
  • Assists in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, management of biological materials, and places orders for supplies.
  • Analyze experimental data and interprets results, adapting for application to laboratory problems.
  • Evaluates the validity of laboratory data in relation to the test system and assay procedures. Investigates problems while recommending solutions; devises new methods to more accurately measure analyses.
  • Recognize unexpected test discrepancies and identifies scientific causes of discrepancies.
  • Analyzes and handles problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with established protocols, previous training, or accepted laboratory practices following well-documented practices and guidelines.
  • Utilize applicable computer programs during testing and routine tasks (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prism, etc.) for project data organization and presentation. Prepares graphs and charts, writes reports and summaries of findings describing procedures used.
  • Assists with revisions to SOPs, laboratory records and other documentation as assigned.
  • Updates procedural manuals and methods and prepares reports of equipment/instrument usage.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance, comfortable working independently and in a team oriented environment. Can work on diverse projects and is willing to reprioritize them as needed.
  • Presents information to laboratory personnel in formal lectures and bench training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum requirement is Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline with a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing biological research and competence in basic mathematical skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, proactive planning and ability to organize and carry out tasks with quality in a timely fashion.
  • Previous experience working under a well-documented, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment is desired
  • Experience with protein based immunoassays, running antibody-based assays, developing reagents and assays is desired.
  • Previous experience working with human and animal samples is desired.
  • Previous laboratory animal handling experience is desired but not required.