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Pearl River, NY
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Candidate will be responsible for providing microbiology, molecular biology and exploratory assay support for preclinical vaccine programs targeting microbial pathogens. Goal will be to characterize isolates and derived polysaccharide or recombinant protein antigens, and to evaluate antigen immunogenicity using a variety of cell- and antibody-based assays.


1. Execute experiments to further project goals. Contribute original ideas and participate in project planning activities.

2. Should be capable of multitasking priorities and demonstrating problem solving skills in the planning and execution of objectives.

3. Interpret and summarize experimental data. Participate in the evaluation of new methods or technologies.

4. Present experimental results at group meetings, project meetings, and department meetings, as required. Write research reports.

5. Maintain laboratory notebook in a detailed and descriptive manner. Keep current in entries into the strains and vector databases.


Bachelor of Science degree 6+ years or Master of Science degree with 5+ years experience in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a related discipline. Background in working with microbial pathogens is mandatory.

Candidate should be proficient in general microbiology and molecular biology techniques, as well as have working knowledge of bacterial or viral protein expression systems. Familiarity with the isolation of nucleic acids, construction of plasmid or viral vectors, PCR, and nucleotide sequencing is expected. Hands on experience in the following areas is required: protein purification (affinity, SEC, IEX), protein quantitation (uv/colorimetric assays), and SDS-PAGE western blot analysis; ELISA or Luminex microplate immunogenicity assays; and cell based assays, including those involving mammalian cells.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and relevant scientific software, including bioinformatics and graphing/statistical analysis tools is expected.

The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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