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Molecular Virology Associate Scientist (Monogram BioScience)- San Francisco, CA

Location South San Francisco, California Job ID 19-79678


We are seeking an enthusiastic Molecular Virology Associate Scientist to work within an integrated researcher team developing and performing novel cell-based and molecular assays that support and enable drug/vaccine development and inform individualized healthcare decisions. This position is based in our South San Francisco, CA office.

Principal responsibilities of this position include supporting:

  • The development, optimization, scale up and validation of new assays and technology platforms
  • The application of these technologies in clinical trials and research projects
  • Internal studies or external collaborations to define and validate clinical utility
  • Conducts routine to complex experimental procedures within overall scope of a research project and/or diagnostic test development project
  • Maintains all appropriate records regarding data collection and interpretation of results
  • Functions as a team leader when needed.



  • Undergraduate degree in Virology, Molecular Biology or related area of Biological Sciences
  • 5-7 years of experience in Molecular Biology and/or Virology
  • Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, cell based assays, nucleic acid amplification, molecular cloning and nucleotide sequencing.
  • Proficiency using MS Office Suites - Microsoft Excel (create and modify spreadsheets) and PowerPoint (create and modify presentations).
  • Ability to independently conduct and analyze critical experiments that further project goals.
  • High technical proficiency and attention to detail is essential.
  • Quick and eager to master new techniques and ability to multitask.
  • Good organizational and data analysis skills are required.
  • Ability to work within a fast paced and highly collaborative environment.
  • Previous experience in assay development is preferred.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduate level or Post Graduate Degree in Virology, Molecular Biology or related area of Biological Sciences
  • Strong Project Management experience to plan and execute experiment initiatives
  • Experience working in Genetics
  • Strong data management for sample storage documentation
  • Advanced level ability to read, analyze and interpret data




Monday - Friday 8am -5pm

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