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Investigator I (Molecular Biology)

CSL Behring
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Nov 17, 2022

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmacology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

The Opportunity

Do you want to work with a company that tackles fascinating problems and find solutions to complex challenges? Seqirus has an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team. We operate as one integrated global company, drawing together expert staff from different countries to collaborate. Together, we're working to protect communities from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. When you join Seqirus, you join a team dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. It's a feeling of possibility, creativity, and purpose that inspires us every day.

CSL Seqirus is looking for a dynamic, team-oriented scientist to contribute to development of next-generation vaccines across multiple pathogens and multiple platforms. As a part of the microbial and molecular biology team, this PhD-level scientist will be an important contributor to the pre-clinical development of our self-amplifying mRNA technology. You will be the major point of contact for cell-based characterization of vaccine candidates.

The Role
  • Platform development for mRNA.
  • Develop, and test seasonal and pandemic flu and other mRNA viral vaccines in the form of mono- and multi-cistronic format.
  • Design, build, screen and test functional RNA elements or expression strategies in the non-coding and coding region of mRNA vaccine.
  • Design, build, and apply cell-based assays to evaluate and screen mRNA constructs.
  • You will independently generate practical experimental designs and steps to achieve scientific goals, to develop new protocols or introduce novel systems that serve to accomplish scientific goals.
  • Write experimental protocols and prepare internal reports. Maintain lab notebooks.
  • Collaborate with project teams, present research results and contribute to technical advancements and publications.
  • Maintain functional laboratory equipment and keep up with ordering and lab organizing.
  • You should be agile in supporting other activities in the research group, including but not limited to idea generation and assay supports.

Your skills and experience
  • PhD in virology, immunology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, or related field.
  • 2 years of working experience (can be PhD labwork) in molecular biology or related field.
  • Background in immunology, innate immunology is required.
  • Experience with molecular cloning, molecular biological techniques, and RNA-related techniques required.
  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell-based assays is required.
  • Cell culture experience is required.
  • Experience with synthetic biology.
  • Virology, Vaccinology, and Immunology experience.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, and PTO available from your first day of hire.

About Us

Our Benefits

Seqirus is committed to attracting and retaining world-class employees who are valued for their contributions to achieving business objectives. Learn more about some of the benefits you can participate in when you join Seqirus.

About Seqirus

Seqirus is part of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL). As one of the largest influenza vaccine providers in the world, Seqirus is a major contributor to the prevention of influenza globally and a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness. Learn more about Seqirus.

We want Seqirus to reflect the world around us

As a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Seqirus.

Do work that matters at Seqirus!


As the third largest global biotechnology company with employees in more than 35 countries, CSL Behring is focused on serving patients with serious and rare diseases, including coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. We collaborate with patient and biomedical communities to improve access to therapies, advance scientific knowledge and support future medical research. 

CSL Behring's dynamic environment fosters innovation and attracts the best and brightest who share a commitment to helping save lives. People here are free to live their Promising FUTURES where they can fulfill their individual career aspirations and realize their potential. 

CSL Behring is committed to diversity and inclusion, both of which underpin our Values of patient focus, innovation, collaboration, integrity and superior performance. We believe that by harnessing and honoring the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives of our people, we are better able to serve our patients.

CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 27,000 people, and provides its life-saving medicines in more than 70 countries. 
For more information visit Help us deliver on our promise to save lives and protect the health of people around the world. Promising FUTURES start at CSL Behring!

Stock Symbol: CSL

Stock Exchange: Australian Securities Exchange

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