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Assistant Scientist
MRIGlobal Arlington, VA
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Assistant Scientist

Arlington, VA
Expired: December 04, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time

Are you passionate about making the world better? Are you looking for an organization that aligns with your values?

MRIGlobal solves challenging problems through science, engineering, and program management. We are an independent scientific research organization dedicated to benefiting society and fostering a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment.

When you embark on a career with MRIGlobal, you are joining a crew of world-class talent and problem solvers. Established in 1944, MRIGlobal is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, working in several states including Virginia and Maryland.

Assistant Scientist - Biochemist, Microbiologist, Biologist

Our laboratory, located in Arlington, Virginia is looking for an entry level scientist. This Weekend Shift staff member will receive vital experience with research, sample preparation/tracking data, while gaining a thorough understanding of relevant federal regulations, QA/Safety/SOPs, and instrumentation.


Performs processing and analysis of environmental samples for the presence of potential biological threat agents. Assists with sample in-processing, DNA preparation, immunoassay and PCR analysis, data entry into laboratory information management system and sample management system, and general laboratory housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
  • Knowledge and/or experience in a laboratory environment, basic laboratory and analytical skills, and a solid scientific educational background with laboratory coursework
  • PC skills and ability to learn new software and systems
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with technical staff at all levels in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented
  • This will be a Afternoon Shift position, Tuesday - Saturday 2:00pm - 11:00pm which has a 6% differential, subject to change depending on client's needs and will start out on a day shift in Gaithersburg, MD. while in training
  • Weekend and holiday work are required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. In order to meet the government security investigation requirements, U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite.

At MRIGlobal, we offer benefits and perks that make your life even better.

Your Well-Being: You can receive comprehensive coverage for you and your family, as well as support through our onsite gym or discounted memberships. Feel great with virtual coaching, no-cost counseling, onsite screenings, and chair massages (HQ). MRIGlobal has received multiple wellness recognitions.

A Bright Future: MRIGlobal offers award-winning employer retirement matches and no-cost financial education benefits. Get paid Parental Leave. Enjoy PTO and a flexible culture that encourages work-life integration.

Personal Development: At MRIGlobal, you will enjoy diverse work that will grow your skills set, along with a tuition reimbursement option to pay for higher education.

A Genuine Community: MRIGlobal is a special workplace. From our Chili Cook-offs, Pi Day, and charitable giving opportunities, our traditions strengthen our team spirit. Join our DEI celebrations and volunteer in initiatives that nurture future STEM generations.

To view all of MRIGlobal's current openings and to ensure that we receive your resume, visit our Career page.

EOE, including disability/vets. As an organization dedicated to scientific advancement, MRIGlobal invites and embraces diversity in our people. We value their unique backgrounds and perspectives in every aspect of our mission. We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where everyone feels respected and represented, fostering a culture where all input is welcome. We adapt to change, challenge the status quo, and evolve through belonging, allyship, and mutual support.


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  • Job Family Active
  • Job Function 08-Scientists
  • Pay Type Salary

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1301 South Gate Rd

Arlington, VA
22204 USA



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