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Virus Production Scientist

   United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2021-07-30

Job Identification :  10866

Department  :  Production

The purpose of a Modified Live Virus Production Scientist is to produce USDA licensed Modified Live Viral Vaccines according to filed Outlines of Production.

Responsibilities:

  • The propagation of modified live virus and virus seeds.
  • Maintain accurate virus production / vaccine production records in accordance with filed Outlines of Production.
  • Assist the Virus Production Supervisor in fabricating and filling serials of MLV vaccines.
  • Aid in the identification and recommendation of any needed equipment and materials for virus production.
  • Work directly with the Virus Production Supervisor to optimize MLV harvest yields and potency of MLV vaccines. 
  • Maintain viral harvest fluid inventory in accordance with the filed Outlines of Production.
  • Aid in the training of personnel in areas associated with Virus Production such as Media Production, Sucrose Production, HBSS production, and Blend Prep.
  • Oversee the maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen inventory – Cells and Virus.
  • Maintain hoods, incubators and other equipment associated with virus production.
  • Interface with Research and Development team as projects transition to production.
  • Train and delegate daily responsibilities to Virus Production Technicians in the absence of the Virus Production Supervisor

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Science, or related field OR 2+ years of work experience in a vaccine-related field.
  • Some work experience or classroom experience in a laboratory environment preferred.

Technical

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong math and computer skills (including MS Office).
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of analytical instruments.

Behavioral

  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally with all other departments, and builds trust through active collaborations.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities.
  • Positive can-do attitude and willingness to be flexible when project priorities change.

Language

  • Good command of the English language required. Fluent in any other languages a plus.

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