Molecular Biologist

POSTED: August 25, 2023
BUSINESS: Eradivir
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job summary: Working in our West Lafayette, Indiana location, the research associate in molecular biology will be responsible for performing in in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies to support an early discovery program in viral disease. In this role you will be responsible for cell culture, in vitro assays, in vivo models, and other tasks to analyze cellular response of various therapeutics in vitro.  


  • Maintain and manage viral and eukaryotic cell cultures
  • Quantify viral titer
  • Perform, optimize and evaluate the results from biological activity assays
  • Evaluate the activity of drugs in vitro assays
  • Evaluate the activity of drugs in vivo models
  • Evaluate toxicities generated by drug treatment in serum and tissue samples
  • Evaluate concentration of drug, antidrug antibodies and biomarkers in serum and tissue samples
  • Prepare and evaluate histological samples
  • Participate, as needed, in broader experiments and projects

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors or masters in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field
  • 2+ years lab experience
  • Experience with Flow cytometry, ELISAs, qPCR, and other enzymatic assays
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Experience with viruses
  • Experience with in vivo imaging
  • Experience with preclinical drug discovery
  • Analytical skills for conducting scientific experiments and analyzing them with precision and accuracy
  • Communication skills for writing and publishing research papers and reports, giving presentations and communicating with team members
  • Experience with Microsoft word, excel, power point, graph pad prism, chemdraw and other analytical software
  • Critical-thinking skills for drawing conclusions from experimental results through sound judgment and reasoning
  • Interpersonal skills for working well with others on a team towards a common goal
  • Perseverance to be thorough in their approach to problems and in their research
  • Problem-solving skills when using analysis and scientific experiments to identify solutions to complex scientific problems
  • Time-management skills for meeting deadlines when conducting research and prioritizing tasks


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