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Scientific Associate I/II

Company: CSL Behring
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob SummaryTo support advances in vaccines through development of new serological assays that differentiate novel vaccines from current vaccines. The Scientific Associate will contribute to establishment of alternative serological parameters relevant to novel vaccines, develop new or improved assays to measure these parameters, and demonstrate their validity in preclinical animal models for use as exploratory endpoints in early clinical trials.Major Responsibilities

  • Optimize existing assays and develop new immunoassays for both preclinical and clinical testing of immune responses to novel influenza vaccine candidates. Emphasis on the identification of serological markers to differentiate novel vaccines from existing vaccines.
  • Perform serology assays for serum samples from animal studies for the in vivo characterization of novel vaccine candidates.
  • Perform serology assays for serum samples from clinical studies for the in vivo characterization of novel vaccine candidates.
  • Prepare and present data in the context of the overall project at cross-functional meetings.
  • Compose and revise protocols and technical documents.
  • Work and communicate effectively with others within and across functions
  • Follow internal policies and procedures to maintain day-to-day lab operation, quality standards, HSE compliance etc.Minimum Requirements
    • BS/MS in relevant immunology and biology fields or equivalent discipline with 0+ years' experience in biotech industry or academic research institute.
    • Experience with one of the following skills is required: ELISA, ELISpot, multiplex measurements (Luminex technologies), cell culture, cell-based assays.
    • Ability to design, execute, analyze, and interpret data in a timely manner with guidance and supervision.
    • Good demonstration of time and resource management, communication, and teamwork
    • Ability to generate written reports, present data at cross-functional internal meetings.
    • Software skills: GraphPad Prism, Excel, PowerPointPreferred Requirements
      • Understanding basics on human and laboratory animal immune systems and assay methods is preferred
      • Familiarity with biosafety procedures for levels BSL-1, BSL-2, and BSL-2+ is preferred
      • Knowledge in hemagglutination inhibition assay (HAI) and viral neutralization assay.About UsOur BenefitsSeqirus is committed to attracting and retaining world-class employees who are valued for their contributions to achieving business objectives. Learn more about some of the benefits you can participate in when you join Seqirus.About SeqirusSeqirus is part of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL). As one of the largest influenza vaccine providers in the world, Seqirus is a major contributor to the prevention of influenza globally and a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness. Learn more about Seqirus .We want Seqirus to reflect the world around usAs a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Seqirus.Do work that matters at Seqirus!

Keywords: CSL Behring, Cambridge , Scientific Associate I/II, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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