Molecular Virologist, Senior

Key Role:

Lead the design, innovation, and pilot of novel studies and methods by proactively engaging with project teams to define precise scientific questions that can be addressed with appropriately powered experimental designs. Develop new strategies for improving virus manipulation and analysis, standard operating procedures, and other methods. Conduct studies that help comprehend the molecular and cellular basis of the pathogenesis, host range restrictions, and transmissibility of influenza viruses. Prepare written reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other communications. Prepare reports, presentations, and papers for publication in scientific journals. Present technical expertise to a broad audience and train junior staff.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience in a scientific field, including molecular biology or virology

-Experience with viral analysis and a record in publications

-Experience with Biosafety Level 2 and Biosafety Level 3 laboratory studies

-Knowledge of Federal Select Agent Program regulations

-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, biochemical and biophysical analysis of virus particles, and virus antigen quantification

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-MA or MS degree

Additional Qualifications:

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

-Experience with developing, implementing, and enforcing Select Agent Regulations

-PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Virology, or related field

Clearance:

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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