Basic Life Science Research Scientist - Molecular Virologist

(Ref#: 86889)

Stanford University

  • Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Yang Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine is currently recruiting for a molecular virologist to join our lab as a Basic Life Science Research Scientist and work with a team of medicinal chemists, biochemists, and structural biologists in developing novel small molecule antivirals.  As a member of our research team, the Research Scientist will make original scientific contributions and design and execute molecular research projects characterizing the mechanism of action of novel small molecular antivirals.  The Research Scientist will write scientific sections of grant applications and progress reports and mentor/supervise junior members of the research team.  This is a 4 year fixed term appointment with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon funding and operational needs.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in molecular virology plus at least 3 years of postdoctoral training that includes prior work with RNA viruses and preference for expertise in flaviviruses and/or hepatitis B virus. Applicants with experience in any area of positive-strand RNA virology are encouraged to apply.  Must be proficient in molecular biology techniques required for performing reverse genetics experiments to generate and characterize recombinant viruses. 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. 

The successful candidate will have 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 is highly desired.  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, FilemakerPro.  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.

 “Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.”

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