RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, SR - CENTER FOR HUMAN SYSTEMS IMMUNOLOGY
School of Medicine:
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The Center for Human Systems Immunology is seeking an experienced scientist to support immunological research for preclinical and clinical vaccine trials. We are recruiting a Senior Research Associate with broad immunology and virology experience to lead active and pending sponsored research involving SARS-CoV- 2, HIV, influenza, and other globalhealth pathogens.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
- Design, develop and execute all required immunological assays to meet the milestones of research programs.
- Ensure that all work is performed under approved Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) and that all Unit staff are trained and perform duties according to SOPs.
- Develop and implement standard operating procedures and lead in development, optimization, qualification and validation efforts for assays and procedures, as requested by the research sponsor /PI.
- Research new products, tests, and methods and report on relative feasibility, quality, and benefits of new developments. Work to improve/optimize existing SOPs.
- Organize and present complex data sets to the PI, collaborators, and sponsors.
- Summarize completed protocols and studies; write scientific articles and manuscripts for publication and presentation.
- Supervise and mentor lab staff, students and fellows as assigned.
- Monitor progress of research projects andcoordinate with the Program Manager to stay on budget and schedule to meet the project milestones and deliverables.
- Perform other duties as requested by the PI.
Education, Skills, and Experience Requirements
- PhD in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, or related field and 5 years ofscientific laboratory experience in immune assays, biochemistry and virology is required
- Outstanding organization and communication skills
- Proven critical thinking abilities
- Ability to work and communicate effectively in an interactive and dynamic team environment
- Strong interest in immunology, virology and/or vaccine evaluation
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