Current Openings: Immunology/Vaccinology Scientist Position
A research scientist position in the area of viral vaccine immunology is available at FluGen, Inc. a start-up company in Madison, WI focused on developing effective vaccines for infectious disease; a more effective influenza vaccine is our primary goal.
The successful candidate will participate in the design, development, and execution of scientific research projects critical to FluGen’s success. Emphasis will be on investigating the immunological mechanisms of novel influenza vaccine candidates currently in clinical testing. Job candidates should have expertise in molecular virology and viral immunology and be proficient in using basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and immunology.
The candidate must have experience working with human- and animal-derived tissue, blood and blood products (serum, plasma, whole blood, PBMCs, and purified primary immune cells). Laboratory expertise in T cell culture, T cell functional assays, flow cytometry, and molecular analysis of T cell phenotype and activity is desired. Experience with the use of animal models to elucidate basic immunological mechanisms or to determine the mechanism of action of vaccine candidates is highly desirable.
The candidate should have a PhD degree or relevant experience with a strong background in immunology and/or virology. At least 5 years of post-doctoral experience is desired. Capacity to work well independently as well as in a team is a must. The candidate will work closely with the CSO, be expected to supervise junior lab members and assist in activities and other research projects that progress company goals, including obtaining grant funding.
- A deep understanding of basic immunology regulatory mechanisms in immunology.
- Experience and comfort with the isolation of immune cells from human and mouse blood and tissue, phenotyping of immune cells by multi-parameter flow cytometry, qPCR gene expression profiling, and in vitro cytotoxicity assays (ADCC & CDC).
- Experience running in vitro/ex vivo cellular assays including cytokine/chemokine measurements.
- Proficient in cell culture aseptic technique.
- Experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques, including ELISA, PCR and western blot.
Key personal attributes
- A highly motivated, self-starter work ethic
- Ability to work within highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Independently designs, executes, and interprets experiments
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication, organization, data analysis skills
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org