Scientist, Vaccine Development

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Posted: 09/30/2019 Industry: Biotech/R&D/Science Job Number: 49601

We  are seeking a highly  motivated detailed oriented  individual  to  serve as a Scientist in Department of Antibody Discovery/ Preclinical development.  The ideal candidate would possess- prior experience in antibody discovery and Preclinical development of vaccine projects.  The ideal candidate will make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, and exercise appropriate technical discretion in the execution of experiments.  The major responsibility of this position is to perform Immunological assays for development of vaccine projects and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. The scientist will be expected to present scientific work to their supervisor and peers, prepare reports when necessary, demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage multiple experiments simultaneously.  This position  will be  located at our  Gaithersburg,  MD  facility and  will  report  to  a  Director of Antibody Discovery  in Vaccine Development. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Perform/support preclinical activities for development of RSV and Influenza vaccine projects.
  • Perform characterization of monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal immune response by molecular, immunological and virological assays  such as  ELISA, HAI,  neutralization assays. 
  • Perform and optimize cell based functional assays for antibody in vitro functional characterization. 
  • Assist with Hybridoma Fusion, screening and clone selection including cloning and expansion.
  • Ability  to plan and  work  independently  with  minimal supervisi
  • Assisting supervisor  in  data analysis
  • Experience with FACs and Biacore assays will be a plus 
  • Must be well organized with excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and can be multitasking.
  • Curiosity about seeking and applying current relevant scientific literature toward new solutions.
  • May Supervise Associates/provide training as needed, and ensure adherence to company policies.  

Minimum requirements:
  • MS or PhD in Biology, Immunology, Molecular biology or related field preferred. 
  • MS with 6+ years' experience or  PhD with minimum 0-3 years' experience in  Vaccine development  or other  related
  • Experience in Cell based assay and mammalian cell culture required.
  • Knowledge and experience  with  monoclonal antibody  technology desired.
  • Ideally like to have experience in developing relevant virological/Immunological assays
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal  and organizational  skills
  • Ability  to  work  independently on project  with  minimal supervis
  • GoodComputer skills and experience with relevant software such as Softmax, Excel, PowerPoint, and PRISM.
temp to hire. They should have experience with hybridoma fusion.

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