Molecular Virologist, Mid

Key Role:

Develop new strategies for improving virus manipulation and analysis, standard operating procedures, and other methods. Conduct studies that help with comprehension of the molecular and cellular basis of the pathogenesis, host range restrictions, and transmissibility of influenza viruses. Prepare written reports, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and other communications. Prepare reports, presentations, and papers for publication in scientific journals. Present technical expertise and knowledge to a broad audience and train junior staff.

Basic Qualifications:

-4+ years of experience in the molecular biology or virology field

-Experience with viral laboratory techniques, including isolation, propagation, and characterization of viruses

-Knowledge of genetic manipulation, including DNA or RNA purification, cloning of genes, and manipulations in various plasmid vectors, viral, and bacterial hosts

-Knowledge of virus purification from cell culture or other hosts and biochemical and biophysical analysis of virus particles and virus antigen quantification

-Knowledge of biosafety Level 2 laboratory studies

-Ability to draft and prepare written reports, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and communications and preparation of reports, presentations, and papers for publication in scientific journals

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with working on influenza viral strain identification and characterization preferred

-Knowledge of Biosafety Level 3 laboratory studies a plus

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Public Trust clearance

-MS degree in Molecular Biology, Virology, or a related field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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