Job Description

Requisition Number 07863
Department Name: Biology - McNamara
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Scientist
Position Summary:

Calibr at Scripps Research is seeking to add a highly motivated, team-oriented, and experienced virologist to the global health drug discovery team. Under this role, the ideal candidate will work with other team members to develop assays to enable drug discovery flowcharts, investigate mechanism of action for novel compounds and communicate results within the team, internal and external presentations and reports.

Position Description

* Develop in vitro assays for select BSL2 and BSL3 viruses to enable drug discovery ranging from high-throughput screening to secondary assays in more physiologically relevant cell lines (including primary cells and organoids)
* Target ID and characterization of novel antiviral compounds
* Execution of basic virology techniques: virus propagation, plaque assays, and RT-qPCR
* Train and share expertise with other team members
* Establish and lead collaborations with other virology labs, as needed
* Independently analyze data and communicate results to internal and external teams
* The position requires leadership, great attention to detail, troubleshooting capability and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced environment

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor or Master of Science in virology, biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field with at least five years of laboratory experience or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in virology, microbiology, biology, biochemistry or related field with at least two years of postdoctoral experience
* Background in virology and experience working with viruses in the laboratory
* Willingness to work with BSL3 pathogens, prior experience working in a BSL3 is preferred
* Experience developing and working with differentiated primary cell models is highly preferred
* Experience with cell-based and biochemical assays using methods such as high-content imaging, luminescence, fluorescence and absorbance in high-density assay formats
* Expertise with immunofluorescent microscopy is a plus
* Experience with database interface and data analysis using Excel, GeneData and Prism
* Excellent oral and written communications skills
* Letter of recommendation and/or at least one professional reference is required

Preferred Qualifications:
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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