• Associate Biologist

    Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
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  • Overview

    Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge. 

    The Associate Biologist performs a variety of laboratory procedures requiring accuracy, judgment and technical proficiency under daily supervision.  The incumbent complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.


    1. Adhere to appropriate quality guidelines. 
    2. Performs basic data entry skills in lab notebooks, batch records and databases including the ERP System.
    3. Performs neat, accurate detailed recordkeeping.
    4. Follows relevant departmental SOPs and procedures under general supervision.
    5. Receives and follows work orders, completing work as scheduled.
    6. Communicates effectively with supervisor and others as appropriate on work status.
    7. Maintains knowledge of corporate and program policies and procedures.
    8. Performs appropriate authentication/characterization procedures, as appropriate.
    9. Monitors and reports on levels of departmental supplies.
    10. Recognizes general characteristics of products within relevant area of specialty.
    11. Performs viability and purity checks on biological materials.
    12. Prepares and/or propagates biological materials.
    13. Performs and documents appropriate actions for non-conforming processes or products under general supervision.
    14. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:

    • A Bachelor's degree a related science field OR equivalent laboratory experience
    • 0-3 years of relevant experience
    • An advanced degree may substitute for relevant experience.  

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Works under general supervision
    • Attention to detail
    • Maintains accurate records
    • Sound knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols.

    ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


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