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Viral Biologist: In Vitro Lab Experiments (Pharma)
Ref No.: 18-02174
Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*6 month contract position, with additional opportunity based upon performance and continued business need*

The company: Our client is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

Work Experience Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability in all aspects of mammalian cell culture: good sterile technique, proper preparation of reagents, effective freezing, thawing and passage of cell lines and observation skills to monitor cell health
• Experience in the production of virus stocks
• At least one year of laboratory experience running in vitro experiments in biochemistry, cell biology or related fields
• Education Requirements: • B.Sc. or B.A. in Biology or related field 

The Research Associate will perform a variety of biochemical and cellular experiments to characterize the effect of novel compounds and vaccines on molecular targets of interest. • Culture of mammalian cell lines in tissue culture flasks, dishes and 96 and 384 multi-well plates • Preparation of all reagent solutions, including viral stocks, buffers, growth media and test compound solutions at precise concentrations • Integration of laboratory automation for in vitro assays, particular ELISAs • Acquisition and analysis of data, documentation of experiments in laboratory notebooks and effective presentation and communication of experimental results to colleagues 

Pay Rate: $30 - $33.50 per hour based upon qualifications
Drug and background screenings required

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