Summary & Scope of Position:
Perform virologic assays, including under GLP conditions, using a variety of human and non-human pathogens in the presence of blood components.
Execute experiments, either independently or as a team member; including experiments for product claims and regulatory submissions.
Work with various viruses in BSL-2+ environments.
Prepare and manipulate various blood products including plasma, platelets and red blood cells.
Develop, optimize, and qualify or validate viral enumeration assays.
Perform and appropriately document GLP and notebook studies.
Act as principal investigator/study director in conducting experiments.
Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results.
Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
Analyze data and results for research experiments as well as GLP studies.
Prepare final reports, study plans, etc., necessary for multiple projects.
Prepare and present experimental results in appropriate forums.
May present at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.
May provide expertise on project teams, including contribution of ideas, developing plans, execution of the plan and timely reporting of results.
Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature.
Contribute to project progress within his/her scientific discipline.
May mentor or provide guidance to other personnel.
Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with minimum 5 years of experience, or
Master's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum 2 years of experience.
Experience culturing mammalian cell culture.
Experience working with viruses desirable.
Experience working with human blood products desirable.
Experience working in a GLP or other regulated environment desirable.
Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong mathematics skills.
Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, scientific, and graphics applications
Sharp analytical skills; problem-solving, trouble-shooting, innovative.
Ability to work independently.
Good communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Good time management. (schedules, timelines, task prioritization)