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Research Scientist, HIV Cure, Biomarker Sciences

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Job Description

The RS, Biomarker Sciences is responsible for the design of biomarker and diagnostic strategies for HIV virology programs. The individual will execute and direct the development, outsourcing and validation of clinically applicable biomarker assays (including pharmacodynamic, predictive, prognostic, safety and other biomarkers).  Duties also include the implementation, execution and oversight of biomarker and diagnostic testing and data analysis.


  • Support development of project specific biomarker and diagnostic strategies for HIV Cure Program(s).
  • Support a cross-functional Biomarker Team as a biomarker study representative to execute the delivery of biomarker and diagnostic strategies.
  • Identify, establish and oversee external collaborations with key opinion leaders/CROs to advance understanding of host viral responses.
  • Provide expertise to research and development teams to ensure access to state of the art thinking on immune assay technologies, evaluating their scientific basis and clinical applicability.
  • Collaborate with expertise in Research Biology for synergy in interrogating both viral and immune-related mechanisms.
  • Strong experimental background with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed decision-making experiments
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific advances and competitive activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Strong motivation, attention to detail and fully integration into a high achieving team environment.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise in virology, immunology or related fields.
  • Familiarity of drug discovery and development in both early and late stage
    development preferred.
  • Strong background in technologies associated with immune drug development programs such as immunoassays, FACS, CyTOF, IHC/IF, single cell analysis and nucleic acid sequencing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of biomarker discovery and development is preferred: assay development/validation, clinical discovery of biomarkers, mechanism of action studies.
  • Analysis of large multi-faceted biologic data sets.
  • Proven publication record.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of intellectual property, contracting terms, and provisions.


PhD in immunology, virology or similar, and a minimum of 2+ years of post-doctoral experience, with relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.  Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills. Must be a highly flexible, results-oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced dynamic environment. 

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