Investigator I (Virology)

CSL Behring
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 21, 2021
Science/R&D, Virology
Required Education
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

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for influenza virus generation and characterization and non-viral vector development to support influenza vaccine discovery and development.

Major Responsibilities:

Influenza virus generation and characterization through synthetic technology to improve influenza vaccine production
  • Production and characterization of influenza viruses in BL2 and BL3 laboratories.
  • Development of synthetic technology for virus generation to improve vaccine production.
  • Characterization and improvement of virus-production cell line to improve vaccine production.

Non-viral vector development for novel vaccine development
  • Development and improvement of vector to improve vaccine expression

Documentation and presentation of scientific results.
  • Write experimental protocols and prepare internal reports. Maintain lab notebooks.
  • Interact with cross-functional project teams and stakeholders, present research results and contribute to technical advancements and publications.

Lab management.
  • Maintain functional laboratory equipment and follow HSE regulation.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Virology or related biological sciences.
  • PhD with 1-5 years' postdoc academic or pharmaceutical/biotech experience in virology. Experience with influenza or other respiratory viruses preferred.
  • Strong experience with virology especially influenza or other respiratory viruses is strongly preferred
  • Strong experience with molecular biology and/or bioinformatics is required.
  • Creative and the ability to generate accurate and reproducible results along with multi-tasking and working effectively in a fast-paced environment are critical.
  • Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills and ability to work in teams is essential.