Senior Research Associate II, Virology

Proclinical Staffing
USA, California, Foster City
Up to USD140000 per annum + Highly Competitive Salary
Start date
25 Jan 2023
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Medical Affairs, Scientific Advisor, R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management
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Job Details

Proclinical is seeking a Senior Research Associate II, Virology for a leading biopharmaceutical company located in Foster City, CA. This position will work in a highly collaborative environment and be responsible for planning and conducting key biological experiments focused on the discovery, profiling, and preclinical evaluation of antiviral therapeutics.

Must be eligible to work or be a citizen in the US.

Job Responsibility:

  • Optimize and carry out various cell-based virology assays for discovery and preclinical evaluation of antiviral therapeutics, including biologics and small molecules
  • Plan and execute assigned experiments that support research activities and project goals
  • Interpret results, proactively troubleshooting technical issues and recommending potential solutions based on personal observations and/or literature searches
  • Select appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments
  • Participate in multidisciplinary drug discovery teams as well as academic collaborators and present regular research updates to project teams
  • Work closely with senior personnel to define relevant scientific strategies
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific advances in relevant fields and scientific meetings

Skills and Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of virology and strong experimental background with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed experiments
  • Excellent technical skills in the area of cell and molecular biology including culture of primary cells, real-time PCR, Western Blot, Northern Blot, immunofluorescence staining and related state-of-the art technologies. Experience in HBV or HDV preferred
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Teamwork, individual-initiative, and meticulous recordkeeping are essential
  • Bachelor's with 5+ years or Master's degree with 4+ years in virology, cell biology, or a related scientific discipline
  • Working experience in biotechnology/ pharmaceutical/ healthcare industry
  • Title can be adjusted commensurate with experience

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Raletz at (+1) 267-428-7770 or

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.



At ProClinical we have one aim: to support life science companies in the many challenges they face while combatting unmet medical need worldwide.

Ageing populations, rare diseases, epidemics and the millions of patients without access to medication are just a few of the pressing issues that life science companies contend with. The industry is under increasing pressure to develop new and innovative ways to save and improve patients’ lives. 

ProClinical’s mission is to support their work by connecting life science companies with the highly skilled professionals they need to continue innovating. 

Internal recruitment and HR teams often struggle to continuously source skilled, experienced professionals to fill highly-specialised and niche roles. ProClinical combines a deep understanding of the industry with extensive candidate networks to provide both a technical and cultural fit for our life science partners.


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