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Virology Scientist

Rochester, MN 55901

Posted: 07/22/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: R&D Job Number: 9617 Pay Range: $76,000-95,000/yr Department: Life Science Job Setting:

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Virology Scientist

Rochester, MN



·       Independently design, rescue and characterize (in vitro) novel viruses or viral vectors.

·       Plan and execute scientific research projects under minimal supervision.

·       Collect, analyze, and present scientific data to the research and management teams; with proposed next steps.

·       Use various engineering technologies to develop modified eukaryotic cell lines. 

·       Use basic and advanced molecular cloning techniques to generate constructs for vector production and cell modification.

·       Develop, optimize, and perform molecular and cell-based assays for characterization of viruses and viral vectors. 

·       Be self-motivated and driven to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. 

·       Coordinate research efforts and make key scientific and technical contributions for the strategic development of cross-functional projects.

The candidate will perform independent experimental research but will work in close collaboration with the rest of the scientific team in a highly cross-functional and project-oriented environment. 



·       A Ph.D. or masters in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, or a related field.

·       Must be proficient in molecular cloning

·       Must have experience in the cloning and production (engineering) of lentiviral vectors or have the background and skills to master in a short period of time.

·       Experience optimizing experimental procedures to improve efficiency or product yields. 

·       Excellent organizational and time-management skills. 

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

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