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Immunology / Virology Pharmaceutical Scientist
Ref No.: 18-02963
Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*1 year 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.

Qualifications:
A BS or MS degree or equivalent in Immunology, Virology, or a related field is required. Expertise required in immunological/virological techniques, including: cell line maintenance, viral plaque assay, virus neutralization assay, ELISA, AlphaLISA, MSD electrochemiluminescence assay, Luminex assay, Surface Plasmon Resonance (Biacore or Octet), plus protein expression and recombinant DNA technology, The successful candidate should show a desire to learn and implement new methods and apply them to answer scientific questions. Ability to work in a team and interact with colleagues in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Strong analytical, computer, and communication skills are required. 

Responsibilities: 
Looking for a highly motivated individual who will contribute to a fast-paced vaccine/biologics and biomarker discovery team. Major activities will include: Develop, optimize, and perform in vitro assays to evaluate vaccine and biologics candidates; Analyze, document and interpret results from preclinical experiments to assess immune responses; Present and discuss results within a multi-disciplinary team environment; Adhere to basic safety procedures in a BSL2 laboratory. 

Pay Rate: $30.00 per hour
Drug and background screenings required


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