Scientist, Microbiology

Employer
Cerus Corporation
Location
Concord, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2314690912
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Initiates and executes research and development viral infectivity assays using a variety of different bacteria, including pathogenic species, in human blood and blood products. May occasionally participate in virology assays.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Initiate and execute experiments, either independently or as a team member; including experiments
* Some of the work may support product claims and regulatory submissions
* Work with various pathogenic bacteria using appropriate precautions
* Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and RBC
* Initiate, grow and maintain various bacteria
* Develop and optimize bacterial stock growth
* Develop, optimize and qualify or validate bacterial assays
* Perform and appropriately document GLP and notebook studies
* Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results
* Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
* Analyze data and results for research experiments as well as GLP studies
* Prepare final reports, study plans, etc., necessary for multiple projects
* Prepare and deliver presentations of experimental results in internal or public forums
* Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature
* Contribute to project progress within his/her scientific discipline
* Perform as subject matter expert in general bacteriology
* Contribute to/author regulatory submissions and scientific journal articles
* Manage bacteriology laboratory including direct supervision of a small staff
* Design, initiate and manage off-site studies
* Perform other related duties as required
* Act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments
* Uses professional concepts and company's policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways
* Makes decisions on the validity and importance or experimental results
* Exercises judgment within defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results

Qualifications/Requirements/Skills: (Based on job's primary responsibilities which can typically be obtained through these requirements.)

* Ph.D. in a bacteriology-related discipline preferred with 2 years relevant experience or MS/MA in a microbiology-related discipline with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; BA/BS required with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience.
* Postdoctoral work may serve as experience.
* Demonstrated ability to initiate, carry out and complete research and/or development projects.
* Demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles of virology
* Experience in developing new methodology and techniques
* Experience working with pathogenic organisms
* Demonstrated experience with bacterial assays for viability determination and enumeration, experience with a wide range of bacteria
* Experience with PCR and other amplification techniques
* Experience with cell, or molecular biology
* Experience developing immunoassays, ELISpot and/or ELISA
* Experience with cell culture, including stock preparation and repository maintenance
* Exposure to identification of bacterial morphology
* Experience working with human blood products desirable
* Experience working in a GLP or other regulated environment desirable
* Strong attention to detail and accuracy
* Must have publications in peer-reviewed journals, or demonstrated ability to independently write reports that address key technical research and development issues.
* Excellent mathematical skills, problem solving skills, and ability to apply scientific methods to resolution.
* Strong word processing, spreadsheet, scientific and graphics applications skills
* Proven analytical skills; problem-solving, trouble-shooting, innovative
* Team oriented
* Ability to work independently
* Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal, excellent written, interpersonal, listening).
* Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities
* Time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion , sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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