Scientific Associate Virology

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
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Post Date: Jun 21, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Bachelors
Years Experience: 3+
Location: US - California - Emeryville
Job Reference: 214360BR
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We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated and independent scientist to join efforts in our infectious disease department at NIBR discovering novel antiviral therapies in a dynamic, fast-paced research setting. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be in the efforts of developing biochemical and cell-based assays, establishing viral cultures, and screening and characterizing novel biologics and small molecule inhibitors. The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong technical skills in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. Knowledge and prior experience in virology research and drug discovery are desired but not required.

• BS in biology with 3+ years of relevant work experience.
• Proficiencies in molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture and assay development are required.
• Must be highly collaborative, team-oriented, but also capable of working independently.
• Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills are required.

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