Celsion- Molecular Biologist

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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Madison, Alabama, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Position: Molecular Biologist

Job Type: Full time

Location: Huntsville, AL

Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a clinical-stage company is focused on developing DNA-based immunotherapy and next-generation DNA-based vaccines. Celsion's mission is to transform the landscape of cancer treatment and infectious disease prevention with novel strategies to recruit the immune system using multicistronic plasmid vectors.

Job Description: Celsion is seeking a highly motivated and creative Molecular Biologist with exceptional laboratory skills in DNA cloning, to support our DNA-based drug development in Huntsville, AL location. We are seeking candidates looking for a fast-paced, exciting working environment utilizing state of the art technology.

This position will:
  • Provide scientific guidance and technical expertise for biological assessment of DNA vaccine safety and efficacy to the cross-functional platform team
  • Strong expertise in Vector construction and DNA Cloning
  • Nucleic acids isolation from bacteria, mammalian cells and tissues
  • Gene expression evaluation using Transduction, Transfection, or Electroporation
  • Background in infectious diseases
  • Familiarity with microplate-based assays including ELISA or luciferase
  • Optimize in vitro assays for improved performance, capacity, turnaround time, and efficiency
  • Closely collaborate with members of the Pre-clinical team
  • Be Accountable for strategy, execution, interpretation, communication of results, and follow-up assessment

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Virology, Microbiology, or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of experience after PhD in industry and/or academy
  • Highly skilled in molecular biology
  • Experience developing and executing cellular screening assays

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic about learning new techniques.
  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and functions.
  • Self-organizer, meticulous hands-on habits, keen attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Responsive, optimistic, can-do attitude.
  • Can coordinate parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demands.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/Mental Functions

ADA Requirements The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer - All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Physical Demands
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sit or stand) for prolonged periods (50% of the time).
  • Frequently moving between work areas.
  • Frequently moving, transporting, and positioning materials up to 30 pounds.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
  • Frequent operation of common office equipment (e.g. computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners) and laboratory equipment.
  • Frequently position self (e.g. stoop, crouch, crawl, bend) and pull/push, grasp/squeeze, wrist flexion/extension, reach to operate and maintain laboratory equipment.

Environmental Factors
  • Exposure to chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes, and airborne particles.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Mental Functions
  • Continuous mental and visual attention, requiring sustained attention and observation.
  • Excellent fine motor skills and hand control in order to pipette accurately.
  • Ability to sustain focus during research procedures (to maintain protocol such as order of operations).
  • Ability to visually observe results and record outcomes on lab logs and/or PC.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Extensive documentation skills, good attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills are required.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English language.
  • Requires the ability to adapt to change efficiently.
  • Ability to independently lead and conduct research, and to evaluate, interpret and present complex scientific data.
  • Capacity to work productively within functionally diverse teams as well as collaborate with external investigators and partners in academic and industrial settings.
  • Ability to prioritize issues and use sound judgment to recognize when additional consultation and/or help is needed.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at one time.
  • Strong logical thinking and deduction skills.
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and information in a variety of formats to a wide range of audiences.
  • Positive, flexible, and professional attitude.

It is the policy of Celsion, in accordance with all applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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