Full Time

Germantown, Maryland, United States (This job is on-site)

Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of a biotech company in Germantown, Maryland!

We are looking for a Virologist to join our team in the Preclinical department. They will be responsible for the production of virus in a BSL-2 lab, perform routine virological assays (e.g. TCID50, plaque assay, and hemagglutination).

Job Description

  • In depth knowledge and experience in Virology is required and developing relevant virological/Immunological assays
  • Perform virological assays - TCID50, plaque assay, and hemagglutination
  • Perform neutralization and ADCC assays.
  • Production of virus in a BSL-2 lab. BSL-3 experience is a plus.
  • Experience in Cell based assay and mammalian cell culture.
  • Team Player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Design and execute robust laboratory experiments, interpret data, communicate findings, and maintain high-quality records.
  • Troubleshoots and solves problems in the design/execution of projects
  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, and recommendations
  • Contribute to scientific discussions and strategic collaborations with academic or industrial partners aimed at advancing the company's technology.
  • Maintains knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products and review of current scientific literature


  • M.S in Virology, Molecular biology, Immunology with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience.
  • Ph.D in Virology, Molecular biology, Immunology with a minimum of 1+ years’ experience.
  • Hands on experience in Virology and virological assays is a must.
  • Prior experience in virological assay and Preclinical development of RSV, Influenza ,SARS CoV2 or other viral vaccine projects.
  • Prior experience in TCID50, plaque assay, and hemagglutination and neutralization assays.
  • Industry related experience preferred
  • Ability to manage and perform in multiple projects at a time.
  • Desire to work in a team-first, fast-paced environment, learn new skills, and to efficiently solve problems
  • Attention to detail & meticulous record keeping.

What we offer

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance, short-term and long-term disability.
  • Paid vacation days.
  • Free lunch.
  • This is an on-site role; if you currently reside outside the D.C., Maryland, Virginia region and need relocation, we will provide you relocation assistance.
  • We are not able to consider candidates requiring visa sponsorship at this time

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