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Research Scientist I, II or III, Virology

University of Texas Medical Branch Health
Galveston, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
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Research Scientist I, II or III position related to emerging viruses which require work in biocontainment, including but not limited to Ebola and Marburg viruses, is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Bukreyev, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Specific areas of research are related but not limited to antibodies and vaccines. The successful candidate is expected to run research projects, write manuscripts, present data at national and international conferences, assist the PI in writing progress reports, grant proposals, protocols of animal experiments, assist in supervision of Ph.D. students and research associates. The work will include experiments in BSL-4, BSL-3 and BSL-2 labs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and should have experience in virology, viral immunology and/or molecular biology. A documented experience of work under BSL-4 and/or BSL3 biocontainment is desirable. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to conduct independent research, and have publications in internationally recognized English language journals. Excellent communication skills and writing skills are required. Interested candidates should email their CV to Dr. Alexander Bukreyev,

UTMB is situated on Galveston Island that features access to beaches, parks and a Victorian downtown area with nice restaurants and pubs. Galveston is located only 50 miles from the center of Houston, one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States, and 25 minutes from League City a fast-growing and affordable city that has one of the best school systems in the state.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Min Qualifications

Ph.D. and experience in virology, immunology and/or molecular biology.

Preferred Skill/Competency

  • Prior experience in BSL-3 and/or BSL-4 is highly desired.
  • Prior experience in Virology, Immunology and Molecular Biology is highly desired.
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