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Senior Scientist - Molecular/Cellular Biology

Employer
SRI International
Location
Harrisonburg City, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Overview:

SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.

Responsibilities:

The Biosciences Division at SRI International has an opening for a Senior Scientist in the Center for Macromolecular Bioscience in Harrisonburg, VA.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated scientist with expertise in molecular and cellular biology. The scientist should be driven to contribute intellectually in a dynamic team environment and have a desire to participate in therapeutic discovery efforts with an emphasis on developing new platform technologies.

The SRI Harrisonburg site focuses on the development of novel platform technologies that enable cell-specific intracellular delivery of biological cargos. Based on this technology, we are actively pursuing novel therapeutics in oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Opportunities for career advancement and additional job training at SRI are available.

Information on current efforts can be found at:

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The scientist will be asked to:

Participate in active research programs in drug discovery and delivery, including biologic- and immuno-therapies.

Contribute to a new SRI initiative in targeted intracellular delivery of biologics.

Evaluate efficacy and target engagement of novel biologic therapeutics.

Collaborate with scientists from other disciplines in cross-divisional teams.

Develop an independently funded research program supported by a combination of grants and contracts from government and commercial sources.

Interact with government and commercial partners, write scientific papers, and present work at scientific conferences.

Build the SRI's pipeline of therapies and discovery technologies.

Qualifications:

PhD in molecular biology, cellular biology, or a related field with a minimum of 3-year experience as a postdoctoral fellow or similar career experience.

Expertise in cancer biology and cell signaling is highly desirable.

Previous experience in working with antibody-based therapeutics is advantageous.

Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary; must work well in interdisciplinary team-based groups.
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