Scientific Associate II - Microbial Molecular Biology

CSL Behring
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dec 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

  • Support the generation and evaluation of RNA vaccines using various molecular- and cell-based assays to aid in design strategies and selection of ideal candidates.
  • Support the implementation, optimization, and development of novel cellular- and molecular-based assays to quantify and/or characterize DNA and RNA constructs
  • Work collaboratively to develop, implement and optimize experimental protocols in the areas of molecular biology to support process improvements
  • Support evaluation of drug substance and drug product using such assays
  • Execute, analyze, report, and document data from experiments in a timely manner
  • Support publication efforts and technical reports as needed
  • Prepare and present data at cross-functional meetings
  • Conduct literature review to improve understanding, to troubleshoot experiments, and to provide novel solutions to help advance projects
  • Pursue cross-training opportunities and learn new technologies as needed to fulfill role
  • Work and communicate effectively with others within and across functions
  • Demonstrate a high level of engagement and contribute to scientific discussion in meetings
  • Train on and follow internal policies and procedures to maintain day-to-day lab operation, quality standards, HSE compliance, IP, performance management, etc.
  • Help build and promote a positive culture and working environment

  • Bachelors or MS degree in molecular biology or relevant discipline
  • BS with 3 years relevant experience or MS with 2 years experience in a molecular biology setting. Additional prior industry experience preferred
  • Proficiency and hands-on experience with tissue culture is required
  • Technical knowledge and hands-on experience with cell-based assays involving transfection, electroporation, cellular staining and FACS or imager-based systems is required
  • Technical knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular assays for DNA/RNA quantification and characterization is preferred (eg. ddPCR, qPCR, qRT-PCR, Quantigene, etc.)
  • Experience working with RNA is preferred
  • Ability to plan, execute, analyze, critically interpret data, and effectively multi-task are critical
  • Strong organizational skills, effective written and oral communication of scientific data, and good teamwork are essential

*Level of role is dependent on experience and skill level.