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Scientist/ Sr. Scientist, Molecular Virology in Cambridge, MA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cambridge, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2018
  • Job ID:
    914713

Job Description


Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Molecular Virology, 914713 

Job Scope & Purpose:

Our biotech client is leading the way in next generation-oncolytic vaccine drug discovery and needs your Virology expertise to grow their research in a variety of viral approaches. You will find a very lively culture and collaborative team in this growing Biotech, which is also backed by amazing funding.  You will be a self-starter and come with a record of academic publication relevant to virology and RNA-virology studies in top journals.  You will bring a core knowledge of virology to this team and help establish their second generation oncolytic vaccine research strategies. If you have an expertise in the design of next-generation viruses and their interactions with cancer cells this is the place for you.

Primary Job Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute both intellectually and at the bench to the design and creation of next-generation viral vectors for expanded oncology indications and to the discovery and assessment of novel therapeutic payloads.
  • Work closely with a team of scientists to develop novel synthetic oncolytic viral vectors for the treatment of solid tumors
  • Generate and manage method protocols, data, and reports. Present results to team, management and external conferences
  • Provide direct managerial supervision of associates, including coordinating day to day duties, prioritizing experiments and mentorship and guidance for career development
  • Possess and remains updated on relevant scientific literature, applying external knowledge to internal drug discovery programs as appropriate
  • A creative and acutely analytical student of RNA, who is intrigued by its function, structure, and biology
  • A curious individual who considers a scientific problem/question an opportunity for innovation and enjoys resolving problems and inventing

Primary Job Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in ideally Virology/Cellular and Molecular Biology or a closely related field is required
  • At least 2 years of post-degree research experience in an academic or an industrial setting
  • Strong experience with RNA or oncolytic viruses
  • Strong academic credential, backed by publications, demonstrating expertise in molecular engineering, synthetic biology, transcriptional switches applied to viral vectors       
  • Ability to work independently and lead a cross-functional team to support corporate goals.
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment
  • Strong communication and organization skills

About Stratacuity:

Whether you are seeking a career change or simply interested in becoming part of our network, you will appreciate the ethics guiding each Stratacuity team member. We build lasting relationships with exceptional biopharmaceutical talent and take great care to protect your personal information. Upon receiving your inquiry, you may be directly contacted by a Stratacuity team member to discuss your career goals. We will not share your information with anyone without your direct prior consent.

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Stratacuity is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stratacuity will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact us at info@stratacuity.com or 877-787-2821.

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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