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Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership
about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized
by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will
join passionate professionals who advance their scientific,
technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to
The Senior Scientist position assumes a leadership role
supporting the Molecular Biology team as well as the other R&D
teams to achieve company pipeline objectives. Dedicated to the
development, qualification, validation, and execution of
pre-clinical and clinical biological assays for the testing of
nonclinical and clinical samples. Supports other VAX BU projects as
needed. Works closely with and reports to the Senior Manager of
Molecular Biology to ensure timely delivery of project specific
demands and requirements. Collaborates effectively with external
collaborators and contract research organizations.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manage, train, mentor, and supervise a team of research
scientists and associates.
Work with a high degree of independence to lead R&D projects
and contribute to project planning
Contribute to the design and development of new pipeline
vaccines; perform proof-of-concept studies related to the
development of new technologies.
Develop, optimize, qualify, and/or validate immunoassays or
other assays to support clinical trials and pre-clinical
Participate on cross-functional project teams and coordinate
intradepartmental research efforts
Write and review technical reports, research protocols, SOPs,
grant proposals IND sections and scientific manuscripts for
Perform a wide variety of tasks in the laboratory: Troubleshoot,
optimize, and execute bench experiments carefully and precisely.
Make detailed observations as experiments are conducted. Maintain
complete and accurate records of all work done in the
Analyze data and interprets results. Present and discuss results
of experiments with the department and project teams.
Maintain high level of scientific expertise through familiarity
with current scientific literature
Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
PhD in virology or a related scientific discipline with minimum
of 4 years of industry experience in vaccine/drug development in an
industry research environment.
MS with 8 years of experience in vaccine/drug development in an
industry research environment.
BS with 10 years of relevant experience in vaccine/drug
development in an industry research environment.
Able to effectively lead a team of researchers.
Expertise in virology, immunology, and vaccinology.
Technical expertise in virus purification and virus
Technical expertise in immunological assays such as ELISA, Flow
cytometry, western blot, immunofluorescence.
Technical expertise in molecular biology techniques and reverse
engineering of viruses.
Knowledge and experience with operating in regulated GCLP
Excellent understanding of scientific methods and statistical
Ability to analyze complex data and reach valid scientific
Excellent verbal and technical writing skills
Capable of searching scientific literature to gain information
about specific topics.
Plan project tasks effectively, prioritize, keep to timeline,
Ability to prepare and present research results to medium and
large groups both internally and externally
Demonstrated ability to think independently, contribute and
collaborate with cross functional project teams, troubleshoot
effectively, and solve complex technical issues
Flexible and cooperative spirit with strong commitment to team
Highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills and
Physical/Mental Demands and Work Environment Characteristics
There are physical/mental demands and work environment
characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully
perform the essential functions of the job.
This information is available upon request from the
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform all essential functions.
Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected
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