Associate Scientist I

Location : Location US-MD-Rockville
ID 2024-4649
Research and Science
Full Time - Permanent


Associate Scientist I


Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of assays or tests required to characterize a product or material safety
  • Make scientific observations, maintain detailed data books/documentation, and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards and GLP regulations
  • Analyze data and interpret results with input from senior staff, as needed
  • Ensure all testing guidelines are followed for assays performed
  • Perform peer review of study data and lab support records
  • Keep the next level manager and Study Director informed of study status, technical problems and other issues which impact the lab/study
  • Address quality audit findings and generate deviations in the quality system, as needed
  • Maintain an understanding of scientific guidelines, technological principles and applications of the organization’s services
  • Receive instructions on new assignments from the Laboratory Manager or designee and Study Directors
  • Must be able to work with no direct supervision on routine tasks and receive minimal supervision.
  • May assist in the training of others
  • Contribute ideas to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment
  • Attend pre-planning, or operational team meetings, as needed
  • Demonstrate consistent good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, management and clients (as applicable)
  • Perform other job duties, as assigned

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Attend continuing education courses or webinars, as appropriate

Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to laboratory health and safety procedures
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Adherence to applicable company policies and guidelines
  • Adherence to federal and/or local regulations, as applicable


Master’s degree in a scientific discipline (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.)

– OR –

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) with 2+ years experience working in a research laboratory

 – OR –

Associate degree in a scientific discipline (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) with 4+ years experience working in a research laboratory

 Preferred Qualifications:

·       Working knowledge of a research laboratory

·       Life Science, Chemicals or Healthcare industry knowledge preferred.

·       Possess good interpersonal and strong written/verbal communication skills

·       Highly motivated and detail oriented with good organizational skills

·       Possess the ability to multitask and work independently or in a team environment with minimum supervision

·       Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software applications, specifically MS Office (Word and Excel)


*This position could be offered at different levels for candidates who qualify with a combination of advanced levels of education and/or years of experience.  The salary range will adjust along with the level of the role to match the person’s relevant experience and/or education level.


Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.  Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K, and more!


Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.




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