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Associate Scientist- Virology

Rochester, MN 55901

Posted: 06/20/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: R&D Job Number: 9674 Pay Range: $60,000-73,000/yr Department: Life Science Job Setting:

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Associate Scientist- Virology

Rochester, MN


  • Plan and execute in vitro virology experiments under minimal supervision. 
  • Independently design and clone viral vectors. 
  • Generate engineered cell lines by designing and executing genetic editing strategies in mammalian cell lines via lentiviral vectors, CRISPR, or other novel editing platforms. 
  • Collaborate with other team members to advance cross-functional scientific projects and standardize adoption of new scientific techniques.
  • Following an onboarding period, the candidate will perform experimental research under minimal supervision, but in close collaboration with the rest of the scientific team. 


  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Virology, Biochemistry or related field. 
  • Minimum two years (Master's degree) or four years (Bachelor's degree) laboratory experience, including at least one year performing research.
  • Must be proficient in cloning. 
  • Must have experience in the design and use of CRISPR for gene editing. 
  • Must have experience with eukaryotic cell culture. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and multi-task to complete assignments in an efficient manner. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization 

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