We are seeking an individual with a background in immunology
and strong interest in investigating novel approaches to achieve drug-free remission or cure of HIV infection.Primary responsibilities
Skills / Qualification Required
- Designing, validating and performing novel cell-based immunology and virology assays
- Evaluating new targets and therapeutic approaches for curing HIV
- Supporting in vivo proof-of-concept studies in models of chronic HIV infection
- Understanding properties of the latent HIV reservoir in experimental models and clinical settings
- Interpreting results, proactively troubleshooting technical challenges and recommending potential solutions based on personal observations and/or literature searches.
- Plans and executes experiments that support research activities and project goals.
- With general guidance and direction selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.
- Recommends creative solutions to problems, researches new methods and techniques and may proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
- Clearly presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in one or more of the following techniques:
- Typically requires a BS/BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology or other related life science discipline and minimum 9+ years of relevant experience.
- Immune cell functional assays, multi-color FACS, primary cell isolation and culture, ELISA/Luminex, molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cloning and virus production.
- The candidate must be able to process data and evaluate data quality, including recognizing anomalous and inconsistent results.