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Virology Associate

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Job Id:

22206

Job Category:

Clinical & Life Sciences

Job Location:

Frederick, MD  21702

Security Clearance:

No Clearance

Business Unit:

Piper Companies

JOB DESCRIPTION

Piper Life Sciences is actively seeking a Virology Associate in Frederick, MD to support a major government entity within the infectious disease and virology space. The Virology Associate will support the development of vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics by utilizing analytical and molecular techniques. The Senior Research Technician will have the opportunity to become a BSL (bio safety laboratory) II specialist and mentor individuals within a BSL II setting. The Senior Research Technician will also have the opportunity to explore working environments within a BSL III and IV laboratory.

 

Responsibilities of the Virology Associate 

  • Utilize PCR (polymerase chain reaction), cell culture, DNA extraction, and flow cytometry to actively analyze samples from rodents and non-human primates
  • Utilize other immunological techniques in support of analysis, such as Western Blot and ELISA
  • Support rodent and non-human primate studies (30-50) per year by performing animal inoculations and in vitro testing of vaccine candidates
  • Collect tissue and blood samples from study animals and perform general chemistry and clinical assays to determine metabolization of viral inoculations

Qualifications of the Virology Associate 

  • 3+ years of experience within virology
  • Knowledge and understanding of BSL II, III, IV, GLP (good laboratory practices), or other regulated bio laboratories
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or related Life Science

Compensation for the Virology Associate 

  • Salary: up to $65,000 commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO
  • Opportunity to work in a BSL II, III, IV environment
  • Progress into a BSL II mentor

 

Please send all qualified resumes to Michael Epstein at mepstein@pipercompanies.com.

 

 

Keywords: PCR, polymerase chain reaction, ligand binding, assay, ELISA, cell culture, western blot, virology, immunology, inoculation, BSL II, BSL III, BSL IV, non-human primate, rodent, plaque assays, complete blood count, tissue collection, animal studies, vaccine development, research and development, dna extraction, flow cytometry, senior research technician, medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO

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Job Id:

22206

Job Category:

Clinical & Life Sciences

Job Location:

Frederick, MD  21702

Security Clearance:

No Clearance

Business Unit:

Piper Companies