Scientist - Antibody Discovery Team Leader - Microbiology

West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources
Morgantown, West Virginia, US
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Scientist (Antibody Discovery Team Leader) in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology. The position supports multiple vaccinology-immunology-microbiology-related projects within the Vaccine Development Center in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology. This team uses in vitro and in vivo animal models, cell and molecular biology techniques, next-generation sequencing, and highly complex immunological assays to determine vaccine efficacy.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
  • Conducting antibody discovery using multiple novel techniques
  • Conducting assay development for the Vaccine Development Center and PI Dr. Mariette Barbier
  • Conducting Molecular Biology Techniques.
  • Conducting vaccinology research.
  • Conducting animal challenge experiments.
  • Conducting Immunological assays such as ELISA, and Flow Cytometry.
  • Supporting routine laboratory operation, such as preparation of reagents and maintenance of animal colonies, cleaning and organization of the laboratory
  • Assisting graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Preparing manuscript and data presentations.
  • PhD in microbiology, immunology, biology, or related science field;
  • Experience performing related in vitro and in vivo experiments, culturing of bacteria, cellular and molecular research;
  • Or an equivalent amount of experience and/or education.
  • Skilled in Molecular Biology
  • Skilled in cell culture techniques
  • Skilled in microbiological and immunological techniques.
  • Ability to perform vaccine efficacy studies
  • Ability to maintain animal colonies.
  • Skilled to use scientific methods and rules to solve problems.
  • Skilled at operating laboratory instrumentation.
  • Skilled to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Basic Knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, and biology.
  • Working knowledge of using laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of laboratory protocols, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, environment.
  • Knowledge of uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Ability to gather, understand and implement technical protocols.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts in order to calculate proportions, percentages, and volumes (e.g. making routine buffers).
  • Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to work independently to complete assigned projects
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral or diagram form.