Senior Research Scientist I/II - Discovery Virology

Foster City
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October 20 2018
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Senior Research Scientist I/II - Discovery Virology

Specific Responsibilities and skills:
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist with expertise in virology and drug discovery to take a leading role in our internal research efforts to identify new therapeutics for the treatment of chronic herpesvirus infections. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading, conducting and coordinating key biological studies and experiments focused on the discovery, profiling and preclinical evaluation of novel treatment approaches and modalities including small molecules and biologics with a potential to treat herpesviruses.

Designing and overseeing research to identify and evaluate new molecular targets, therapeutic concepts, and therapeutic agents for herpesviruses.
Identifying and supporting relevant external collaborations and evaluations of business development opportunities in the area of herpesviruses.
Building internal expertise in the understanding and control of herpesvirus infections.
Introducing new tools, assays, and models relevant to herpesvirus infections.
Participating in multidisciplinary drug discovery teams by leading the Biology component of projects or entire multidisciplinary teams.
Mentoring a group of highly effective scientific staff.
Presenting regular research updates to project teams and R&D management.
In-depth knowledge of herpesvirus molecular virology and immunology and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to conduct insightful research.Experience in the area of drug discovery (small molecules and biologics) is preferred.
Excellent technical skills in the area of cell and molecular biology, knowledge of state-of-the art technologies and how to apply them to conduct efficient and innovative research.
Strong leadership skills; ability to think strategically and successfully lead projects in multidisciplinary matrix settings to achieve goals and milestones.
Strong management skills;ability to mentor junior scientific staff in direct reporting relationships.
Ability to effectively engage and interact with external experts including productive management of scientific collaborations.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in virology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or a related scientific discipline with a minimum of 7 years of relevant post-doctoral experience and a track record of high-impact achievements.

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