The Viral Vaccines group is seeking an experienced lab-based molecular virologist to support development of RNA-based viral vaccines. The successful applicant will play a fundamental role in developing and implementing an innovative molecular strategy for rapid and accurate generation of DNA templates for RNA production and related virus rescue. The use of viral molecular and synthetic technologies will also support production of candidate RNA constructs and viruses for pre-pandemic and pandemic vaccine development. The incumbent should possess a strong scientific curiosity and rigor and a strong background in molecular biology and RNA virology research.
The incumbent will apply molecular and biochemical techniques to support RNA based vaccine program and other viral research programs in the Viral Vaccines group. The incumbent will work closely with the group leader, project teams, supporting lines and team members to drive the design and execution of in vitro studies, and take a "hands on" role to support laboratory activities. Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of relevant experience, Masters degree with 7+ years of experience, PhD with 0+ years of relevant experience
- Self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented is essential.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
- Proficiency with Geneious Prime, DNA Sequencher, Graphpad Prism/Excel, and relevant scientific software is desirable.
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