Research Associate

Employer
Resource Logistics Inc.
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Closes
Aug 15, 2021
Ref
2144023690
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Main Duties and Responsibilities: This job is a lab-based research role. The work will be focused heavily upon molecular viral surveillance and resistance monitoring for the client infection franchise. A background in molecular/clinical virology and/or vaccinology is required. * Rescue and characterize pseudo viruses and/or RNA viruses * Apply molecular biology skills to generate recombinant proteins and viruses * Execute biochemical and cell-based assays to characterize candidate or authorized vaccines and mAbs for SARS-CoV-2, RSV, and other viral pathogens * Assist in the preparation and review of bioanalytical data and reports suitable for regulatory submission * Communicate across the team and with senior management Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in virology, molecular biology, immunology, or another related field with 2+ years of relevant industrial (preferred) or academic experience or a Master's Degree with some relevant experience. Essential Requirements: * Background in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, DNA and RNA isolation and purification, sequencing, RT-PCR, and qPCR. * Experience in cell culture, viral propagation, and viral titration. * Ability to evaluate data quality, troubleshoot, and interpret experimental results * Meticulous tracking and documenting of results in laboratory notebooks, databases, and scientific reports * Strong verbal and written communication skills Desirable Requirements * Hands-on experience with paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses * Understanding of molecular cloning techniques and vector engineering * Understanding of DNA sequencing techniques (NGS and Sanger) and sequence analysis * Experience in the handling/processing of clinical specimens Job Requirements:Job Description: Main Duties and Responsibilities: This job is a lab-based research role. The work will be focused heavily upon molecular viral surveillance and resistance monitoring for the client infection franchise. A background in molecular/clinical virology and/or vaccinology is required. * Rescue and characterize pseudo viruses and/or RNA viruses * Apply molecular biology skills to generate recombinant proteins and viruses * Execute biochemical and cell-based assays to characterize candidate or authorized vaccines and mAbs for SARS-CoV-2, RSV, and other viral pathogens * Assist in the preparation and review of bioanalytical data and reports suitable for regulatory submission * Communicate across the team and with senior management Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in virology, molecular biology, immunology, or another related field with 2+ years of relevant industrial (preferred) or academic experience or a Master's Degree with some relevant experience. Essential Requirements: * Background in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, DNA and RNA isolation and purification, sequencing, RT-PCR, and qPCR. * Experience in cell culture, viral propagation, and viral titration. * Ability to evaluate data quality, troubleshoot, and interpret experimental results * Meticulous tracking and documenting of results in laboratory notebooks, databases, and scientific reports * Strong verbal and written communication skills Desirable Requirements * Hands-on experience with paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses * Understanding of molecular cloning techniques and vector engineering * Understanding of DNA sequencing techniques (NGS and Sanger) and sequence analysis * Experience in the handling/processing of clinical specimens

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