Job Locations US-NY-Orient
Role Type
ATCC Federal Solutions - AFS
Job ID
Scientific Background
Bioinformatics, Biology, Bioprocessing, Bioproduction, Biorepository, Cell Biology, Microbiology


ATCC is seeking a Biologist for a direct hire full time role at Plum Island located in NewYork.  The Biologist is responsible for preparing biological materials and processes. This role assists with general microbiology/cellular biology laboratory duties.   


The Biologist monitors laboratory supplies, equipment, and cleanliness. They generally work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data require a review of a variety of factors. The Biologist applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve a variety of problems while applying professional knowledge.


Requires 2 years of prior lab experience, microbiology, cell biology or virology experience is ideal (BSL-2).  Prior experience working in containment (BSL-3) is preferred.


  1. Assist in studying the effects of varying materials, chemicals, environments, and physical conditions on biological materials and processes using standard scientific techniques and methods. Perform viability and purity checks on biological materials.
  2. Utilize a variety of biological techniques to contribute to tests and process development objectives.
  3. Collect and analyze data, make detailed observations, and report results. Test and document results neatly and accurately in notebooks, batch records and databases.
  4. Perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.
  5. Contribute to summarizing, presenting, and drawing conclusions of research findings to help inform decisions.
  6. Participate in the creation and development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  7. Aid in preparation of research documentation, such as reports, summaries, publications, and presentations.
  8. Support laboratory operations by ordering, monitoring, and reporting on department supply levels, monitoring equipment functionality and cleaning laboratory equipment.
  9. Remain current on biology research methods, techniques, and developments.
  10. Solve a variety of problems of moderate scope applying organizational policy and procedure.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in life science field, and 2-5 years' experience or equivalent experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Works under moderate supervision.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Sound knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to function as a participant in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates aseptic techniques appropriate to assigned discipline.
  • Experienced with lab skills and safety procedures including proper handling of chemicals and/or biologicals.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Communicates effectively with ATCC programs as well as customer and technical services.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and make good decisions.

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D.
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO.
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance.
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling.
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans.
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards. 
    • Corporate bonus program.
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives.
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility.


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we’ve committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


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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