The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 12-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group (TMG) is a health science company, providing a comprehensive selection of professional and technical services and products design to enhance the success of companies in a rapidly changing market. TMG also provides extensive support in biomedical research to enhance the prevention, therapies and cures for both human and animal health. We are a fast growing company and seek professional individuals to join our diverse and talented team of employees. We currently have a position for a Research Associate located at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. This position will be supporting Shigella vaccine development.


  • Conduct research on Shigella (or other enteric pathogens) to include immunogenicity, biochemistry, and mechanisms of action of Shigella subunit vaccines.
  • Evaluate Shigella vaccines in clinical and pre-clinical studies to include: immunizing small animals, collecting blood, lymph nodes mucosal washes, and determining the immune response elicited after vaccination using cellular proliferation, ASC, ELISA, and immunobead multiplexing assays.
  • Investigates the interactions between mucosal pathogens, vaccines, or adjuvants with cultured cell lines or primary cultures using immunofluorescent microscopy or biochemical assays.
  • Establish and develop laboratory procedures and analysis and evaluation of research data; participates in a cooperative effort to accomplish goals of the laboratory; maintains proficiency and expertise in the field of research.
  • Utilizes professional knowledge of: theories, principles, methods, and techniques of immunology, cell biology, and microbial pathogenesis, such as ELISA, ASC assays, cellular proliferation assays, multiplex immunoassays, quantitative immunoassays, Western blotting, cell culture, small animal handling (such as mice or guinea pigs), and aseptic technique.
  • Preparation of analytical reports submitted to the Principal Investigator.


  • Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline is required

TMG offers comp. pay and benefits pkg. including health insurance; paid holidays, PTO; EAP; Education Assistance, 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

The McConnell Group is an equal opportunity employer EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet

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