Senior Scientist I


  • Research Scientist
  • Other
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

A Research Associate I position is available immediately to support studies evaluating vaccines and treatments against BSL-4 viruses and to support work characterizing the pathogenesis of these agents in animal models. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in basic science or equivalent. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements necessary for working with Select Agents.


  • Under direct supervision performs standard research experiments following technical instructions in BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 work environments Performs functions of research projects utilizing hazardous viruses that require BSL-3 and/or BSL-4 containment
  • Performs technical services including but not limited to maintaining cell cultures, isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells, plaque assays, virus neutralization assays, immunoblots, ELISA, tissue sampling and processing, and clinical pathology assays (hematology, clinical chemistry, blood coagulation) Assists in the compilation and tabulation of data and provides preliminary analysis
  • Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected
  • Maintains knowledge of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 operations
  • Adheres to internal controls established for the department
  • Performs related duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

Education or experience in microbiology is preferred. Experience maintaining mammalian cell cultures is preferred. Experience performing plaque assays, virus neutralization assays, and ELISAs is preferred. Experience working with viruses in BSL-3 or BSL-4 is preferred.

Interested candidates should apply to Job id #64469, Research Associate I via the UTMB careers website at

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.”

Education Requirement:
Ph. D, M.D, D.O., or D.V.M in related field and 6 years of related experience with Peer Reviewed
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • molecular biology
  • immunology
  • pathology
  • veterinary virology
$68,521 - 164,879
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