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Research Associate I - Virus Production

Company: ClearCompany Talent Management Software
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Research Associate I Virus Production - Careers at Allen Institute Back To Openings Research Associate I - Virus Production Department: Molecular Genetics Start Your Application Research Associate I - Virus Production, Molecular Genetics The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science. The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory. The Viral Technology team within the Molecular Genetics department supports the needs of multiple teams within the Allen Institute through the production and development of various viral tools. Our main goal is to provide efficient custom recombinant viruses for cell labeling, circuit tracing and functional manipulation in the central nervous system. We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Viral Technology team in order to meet the increased demand for viral tools. The candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of laboratory tasks and experiments involving the production, purification, titration, and characterization of AAV viruses, lentiviruses and rabies viruses. They should follow good laboratory practice, keep accurate records, and be highly motivated to learn new skills. The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role. Essential Functions

  • Molecular cloning and DNA/RNA purification
  • Maintain different cell lines, including passaging, cryopreservation and thawing
  • Produce, purify, and measure the titers of viral preps
  • Support in vitro and in vivo virus characterization
  • Meet production schedules
  • Follow standard operating procedures and good laboratory practices Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Required Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in life sciences (e.g., Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Virology, Neuroscience, or related field)
    • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology Preferred Education and Experience
      • Experience in a laboratory or research environment
      • Experience in rodent surgery
      • Experience with virus production or in vivo/vitro applications
      • Experience in epifluorescence or confocal microscopy
      • Basic knowledge of brain anatomy Work Environment
        • Working in a Biosafety level II laboratory environment-possible exposure to chemical, biological or other hazardous substances
        • Willingness to receive proper vaccinations prior to work with human cell lines and rabies viruses
        • May handle laboratory animals or animal specimens Physical Demands
          • Occasional lifting to 30 pounds
          • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; repetitive motion with lab equipment
          • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel or reach Position Type
            • This role is currently working onsite and is expected to work onsite for the majority of working hours. The primary work location for this role is 615 Westlake Ave N., with flexibility to work remotely on a limited basis. Additional Eligibility Qualifications
              • In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance. Annualized Salary Range
                • $46,708 - $65,392 * * Final salary depends on required education for the role, experience, and level of skills relevant to the role, along with work location, where applicable. Benefits
                  • Employees (and their families) are eligible to enroll in benefits per eligibility rules outlined in the Allen Institute's Benefits Guide. These benefits include medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are also eligible to enroll in the Allen Institute's 401k plan. Paid time off is also available as outlined in the Allen Institute's Benefits Guide. Details on the Allen Institute's benefits offering are located at the following link to the Benefits Guide: It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Start Your Application

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