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The position requires strong experience in chikungunya virus, SARS-CoV-2, norovirus, yellow fever virus or emerging viruses virology research. Specifically, cell culture techniques with replication-competent virus, or replicon systems, drug screening and determination of EC50, and CC50 values, stable or transiently-transfected cell lines, characterization of mechanism of action of novel antiviral compounds, generation and characterization of mutant viruses, virus infectivity, viral replication in culture, selection of compensatory and drug resistant mutations, and demonstrated ability to relate experimental results to available structural data. The ideal candidate will possess additional experience with in vitro protein characterization, using recombinant protein expression and purification from E. coli, and enzymatic assays. The successful candidate will have significant experience in training and leading a team of technicians, graduate and undergraduate students to design projects and troubleshoot problems in experimental techniques.
The candidate is expected to have a strong publication record as demonstrated by publication in high-impact journals.
• A PhD with post-graduate training in virology
• Demonstrated experience as a research project lead with supervisory skills
• Experience managing collaborative projects among multiple laboratories
• Experience writing research proposals and manuscripts for publication
• Experience in a viral infection and replication assays in BSL2 and BSL3 facilities
• Experience in molecular biology techniques
• Demonstrated high productivity and successful record publishing in high impact journals
• Experience in antiviral drug discovery and development
• Experience with the biotech/pharma industry landscape
• A demonstrated track record of effectively using quantitative approaches to biological problems
• Experience teaching, mentoring, and advising students and trainees
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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