Scientist - Clinical Virology

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This job is a lab-based research role. The work will be focused heavily upon molecular viral surveillance and resistance monitoring for the AZ infection franchise. A background in molecular/clinical virology and/or vaccinology is required

  • Rescue and characterize pseudoviruses and/or RNA viruses
  • Apply molecular biology skills to generate recombinant proteins and viruses
  • Execute biochemical and cell-based assays to characterize candidate or authorized vaccines and mAbs for SARS-CoV-2, RSV, and other viral pathogens
  • Assist in the preparation and review of bioanalytical data and reports suitable for regulatory submission
  • Communicate across the team and with senior management

Education & Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in virology, molecular biology, immunology, or another related field with 2+ years of relevant industrial (preferred) or academic experience or a Master's Degree with some relevant experience.

Essential Requirements
  • Background in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, DNA and RNA isolation and purification, sequencing, RT-PCR, and qPCR.
  • Experience in cell culture, viral propagation, and viral titration.
  • Ability to evaluate data quality, troubleshoot, and interpret experimental results
  • Meticulous tracking and documenting of results in laboratory notebooks, databases, and scientific reports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Requirements
  • Hands-on experience with paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses
  • Understanding of molecular cloning techniques and vector engineering
  • Understanding of DNA sequencing techniques (NGS and Sanger) and sequence analysis
  • Experience in the handling/processing of clinical specimens

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. Accordingly, AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. AstraZeneca will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

Account Access

Coming soon

More Pharmaceuticals jobs

Beacon Hill Staffing Group
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted 29 minutes ago
Beacon Hill Staffing Group
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted 29 minutes ago
Beacon Hill Staffing Group
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted 29 minutes ago
View Pharmaceuticals jobs »

New post from our employment blog

Share Inclusion Job

Scientist - Clinical Virology is also posted to sites within our Inclusion Job Network.

Disability inclusion jobs logo
Asian inclusion jobs logo
Black inclusion jobs logo
Diversity inclusion jobs logo
LGBTQ inclusion jobs logo
Seniors inclusion jobs logo
Women inclusion jobs logo
Hispanic inclusion jobs logo