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Scientist, Virology

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Kelly Science and Clinical is the world's most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.OverviewWe are seeking a Virologist for one of our clients, a company in Rochester, MN that seeks to accelerate the development of novel virus, gene and cell therapies through providing best in class reporter gene technologies and oncolytic virotherapies. Their team is comprised of PhD, MSc and BSc level scientists who are passionate about providing the best-in-class oncolytic virotherapies. Their facilities are located in the Rochester Technology Campus in Rochester Minnesota, home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.Responsibilities

  • Independently design, rescue and characterize (in vitro) novel oncolytic VSV
  • 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.
  • 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. Qualifications
    • A Ph.D. or master's in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Biophysics or a related field.
    • Must be proficient in cloning
    • Must have experience in the design, rescue and characterization (engineering) of negative sense single stranded RNA viruses or have the background and skills to master it in short period of time.
    • Experience working with viruses e.g. VSV, Measles, HSV, AAV, Adenovirus etc.
    • Structural understanding of viral proteins and proficiency in a structural imaging program eg. PyMOL.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Cell and virus culture, Molecular biology, Immunology, Virology. Immunology: Flow cytometry, ELISA, antigen and antibody characterization. qPCR, RT-PCR, ELISA. Viral analytics: virus rescue and amplification, plaque assay, TCID50, IFA, Cell-based assays: Cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assay, cell-signaling pathways, Molecular cloning of viral vectors for gene therapy or oncolytic #P1 #TJP2022_SPEC

Keywords: Kelly Services, Rochester , Scientist, Virology, Other , Rochester, Minnesota

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