Scientific Associate II (mRNA / Molecular Biology)

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CSL Behring
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Jun 27, 2021
Aug 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!
Job Description

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for generation and characterization of mRNA to support influenza vaccine discovery and development

Major Accountabilities:
Synthesis and characterization of mRNA-based vaccine constructs
  • Optimize and implement protocols for in vitro synthesis of mRNA
  • Support characterization of mRNA vaccine formulations
  • Support assay development for additional cell-based analysis of mRNA vaccine candidates

Documentation and presentation of scientific results.
  • Write experimental protocols and prepare internal reports. Maintain lab notebooks.
  • Collaborate with project teams, present research results and contribute to technical advancements and publications.

Lab management.
  • Maintain functional laboratory equipment and follow HSE regulation.
  • Support other functions and other divisions when needed.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor or Master degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or related biological sciences.
  • BS with 3+ or MS with 0-3 years of academic or pharmaceutical/biotech experience in molecular biology.
  • Strong experience with molecular biology (preferably with mRNA) is required
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein expression is desired
  • Creativity and the ability to generate accurate and reproducible results along with multi-tasking and working effectively in a fast-paced environment are critical.
  • Organizational, written and oral communication skills and ability to work in teams are required.

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