Job ID: #9674

Associate Scientist-Virology

Rochester, MN
Science Science
Research & Development

Position located in Rochester, MN


Responsibilities of the Associate Scientist-Virology:

  • Plan and execute in vitro virology experiments under minimal supervision.
  • Independently design and clone viral vectors.
  • Generate engineered cell lines by designing and executing genetic editing strategies in mammalian cell lines via lentiviral vectors, CRISPR, or other novel editing platforms.
  • Collaborate with other team members to advance cross-functional scientific projects and standardize adoption of new scientific techniques.
  • Following an onboarding period, the candidate will perform experimental research under minimal supervision, but in close collaboration with the rest of the scientific team.


Requirements of the Associate Scientist-Virology:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Virology, Biochemistry or related field.
  • Minimum two years (Master’s degree) or four years (Bachelor’s degree) laboratory experience, including at least one year performing research.
  • Must be proficient in cloning.
  • Must have experience in the design and use of CRISPR for gene editing.
  • Must have experience with eukaryotic cell culture.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and multi-task to complete assignments in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization


Valued Complementary Skills of the Associate Scientist-Virology:

  • Flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy, suspension cell culture, lentivirus generation, SDS-PAGE and western blot, viral titering by TCID50, cell-based assays, ELISA, affinity chromatography, complement assays, Prism software.

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