Associate Scientist, TEM/Virology

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Philadelphia, USA
Posting date: 07 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Scientist of TEM and Virology for a global pharmaceutical company located in Philadelphia, PA. Successful candidate will perform electron microscopy testing under close supervision of Senior Scientist.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate scientific technical expertise and proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of laboratory procedures as it relates virology and electron microscopy.
  • Aid in the preparation, fixation, ultramicrotome.
  • Operate an electron microscope to inspect sample material under strict guidance.
  • Effectively communicate and defend science through written and verbal communication.
  • Provide training on areas of technical expertise and compliance issues relevant to the lab setting
  • Conduct and direct assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with GLP, cgmp, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and sops
  • Accurately completes batch records and other required documentation according to and in compliance with GLP, cgmp, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and sops
  • Prepares protocols, final reports, investigations, and deviations as needed, with minimal supervision.
  • Conduct critical review of results and reports data appropriately.
  • Independently initiate and carry out scientific development projects relating to the development of new assays.
  • Train new personnel in laboratory procedures.
  • Effectively interact with clients as required.
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook for Research & Development activities as required; review and sign laboratory notebooks.
  • Follow all general and laboratory SOPs.
  • Communicate with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent for Masters', or a PhD with a strong Virology background.
  • Strong virology/ virus identification background preferred.
  • Electron microscopy (SEM or TEM) background a plus but not required. Will be taught.
  • Previous electron microscopy sample preparation a plus but not required.
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills.
  • Shows strong willingness to learn new procedures (particularly electron microscopy) and follow direction.
  • Strong Technical and Scientific knowledge of Virology based assays.
  • Ability to use proficiently advanced laboratory equipment, such as, but not limited to; Electron microscope (TEM), Ultra microtome, Tissue processors, automated cell counters, etc.
  • Shows excellent time management skills.
  • Shows excellent technical writing skills.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and exhibit effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to record data accurately and legibly.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with Biohazards and volatile Chemicals.
  • Must be able to work under magnification for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform light physical work, lift up to 20 pounds as needed.
  • Clarity of vision at all ranges, depth perception, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions.
  • Inside working conditions.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Mike Raletz at (+1) 267-428-7770 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.