The Yang Group in the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School is currently recruiting a molecular virologist to work with a team of medicinal chemists, biochemists, and structural biologists in developing novel small molecule antivirals. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience with flaviviruses, but applicants with experience in any area of positive-strand RNA virology are encouraged to apply. Most important is that you thrive working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment and that you are willing to learn and evolve as a scientist. This can be a great position if you aren't sure if you are sitting on the academia versus industry fence because you can learn skills relevant to the industry while still training in an academic environment (i.e. answering questions is more important than making products).
This is a two-year term position with strong potential for renewal.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Ph.D. in molecular virology including prior work with flaviviruses, hepatitis B virus, or other relevant molecular virology experience.Must be proficient in molecular biology techniques required for performing reverse genetics experiments to generate and characterize recombinant viruses. Two or more years relevant post-doctoral and/or post-graduate training may be counted.
The successful candidate will have Experience in analyzing viral gene expression and viral genome replication. Ability to independently design experiments to address mechanistic questions. Excellent quantitative and communication skills and ability to collaborate are essential, strong oral/written communication skills, strong accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities to achieve desired goals. Knowledge and skill in applying quantitative methods to biological problems and experiments, including analysis of data by nonlinear regression.Experience managing and mentoring junior scientists in the laboratory.Computer literacy with emphasis on Windows operating systems and software applications; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Metamorph, ImageJ or other imaging software, Filemaker Pro
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49591BR
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