This Research Scientist position will focus on the optimization of a viral vector system designed to target specific cell types for treating human disease. These duties may include, but are not limited to performing experimental scientific and theoretical technological investigation directed toward the acquisition of new knowledge. The day to day work will include molecular biology, viral vector biology, cell culture, and gene expression analysis.
In addition to experimentation, the Research Scientist will be preparing comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results, including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses. This position will also require the ability to interpret results and design modifications, and to assist with the preparation and writing of papers.
The Research Scientist will assist with the preparation of intellectual property materials associated with commercialization, and assist with grant writing and business development using the small business innovation research (SBIR) funding pathway at the NIH. They need to have proven effective, clear and consise oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise reports, directives, and correspondence. They will have a proven skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and problemsolving. They should have effective project management/leaderships skills, with the ability to work in a diverse environment with students, faculty, and staff and to demonstrate appropriate judgment. Their skills should extend to establishing appropriate expectations dependent on individual situations and posess excellent interpersonal skills reflecting tact, diplomacy, judgement, flexibility, and confidentiality.
PhD or MD required and typically at least three years of related post PhD/MD research experience or equivalent.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the lnstitute's background investigation.
Ability and commitment to work off hours as needed due to demands of the position.
Must be able to work assigned standard schedule of 19hrs a week.
Must be able to work as needed before or after regular shift and/or on weekends
Post offer physical required (if position is one that requires it; HR will guide you)
Health & Safety Requirements
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working inside in a confinded area.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.