Job Description

Requisition Number 06690
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Assistant I - NE
Position Summary:

The Research Assistant will assist in the development of HIV vaccine candidates based on the membrane-embedded form of the HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (Env), as well as the isolation and characterization of HIV broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (bnAbs). Will interact with experts across disciplines to address challenges at the cutting edge of vaccine design.

Job duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Cloning of HIV bnAbs from humans and vaccinated animals followed by analysis using various immunoassays.
  • Production and characterization of HIV envelope and virus-like particle vaccine candidates.
  • Molecular biology, mutagenesis, DNA, RNA preparation, protein purification, tissue culture, lymphocyte isolation, multi-parameter flow cytometry, ELISA, binding kinetics.
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team on NGS of B cell lineages, elucidating antibody-Env interactions at the molecular level, and designing Env vaccines with a capacity to elicit HIV bnAbs and perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.  
Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 1-3 years experience. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree, 0-2 years experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Should be motivated, work well both independently and as part of a team, as well as practice critical thinking skills.
Bachelor’s degree with training in immunology, molecular biology, microbiology or related discipline.
Experience with vaccine research, flow cytometry, protein engineering, or bioinformatics will be useful for this position.

Compensation: $19.58- 24.45 per hour budgeted hiring range
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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