Virology Associate.

22. Januar 2023


For one of our clients, an international company in Basel, we are looking for a highly motivated and talented Virology Associate. 

General Information:

  • Start date: 15.02.2023
  • Latest Start Date: 15.03.2023
  • End date: 8 months
  • Extension: possible
  • Workplace: Basel
  • Workload: 100%
  • Remote/Home Office: not possible
  • Travel: no
  • Department: Infectious Diseases

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • designing, performing and analyzing experiments independently
  • assay optimization and development
  • routine culture and care of human cell cultures and cell lines
  • virus propagation, purification and analysis
  • PCR based analysis (real time, digital droplet, etc) of cellular and viral gene expression
  • Southern blot analysis of HBV cccDNA
  • Western blot based determination of protein expression levels
  • ELISA based monitoring of protein levels in animal sera and cell culture supernatants
  • Nucleic acid and protein extraction from cell cultures and animal tissue samples
  • Assisting scientists with additional techniques with direct supervision
  • Routine molecular biology work
  • Quantification of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins)
  • data analysis and interpretation (Microsoft Excel, Graphpad PRISM, etc)
  • writing of research reports derived from the performed studies (as part of a team)
  • identifying novel drug targets and developing methods to exploit those targets (as part of a team)

Must Haves:

  • B.S. or related degree in biology or a closely related discipline
  • Two years of relevant research experience in virology
  • M.S. level associates encouraged to apply
  • Prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry is beneficial.
  • Ability to conduct modern molecular virology/biology experiments as part of a team
  • Willingness to work under BSL2/3 conditions with infectious agents is required
  • Experience in molecular virology
  • Experience in PCR based detection of gene
  • Experience protein level determination by Western blot and ELISA based assay
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in nucleic acid and protein extraction from cell and tissue samples and quantification
  • Experience in hepatitis B virus is beneficial
  • Highly collaborative team focused approach to scientific research
  • Excellent communication, organization, and planning skills and an excellent command of English
  • Prior hepatitis B vaccination

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in hepatitis B virus biology
  • MS or Ph.D. level degree acceptable
  • Primary human hepatocyte culture experience

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