Scientist / Cell-based Assay Optimization
Retrovirox Inc. - San Diego, CA

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Scientist / cell-based assay optimization

Job Descriptions:

RetroVirox is seeking junior research scientists or lab technicians with broad experience in optimization of cell-based assays for the screening of lead antivirals. These scientists will optimize and validate novel in vitro assays to evaluate inhibitors of virus replication and infection against a variety of human pathogens. Candidates are expected to work with minimal supervision, display excellent technical and communication skills and problem-solving abilities. This position is available immediately, and eligible to US citizens or permanent residents only.


• Engineer, optimize and validate cell-based assays for in vitro screening of antivirals
• Perform antiviral screens to identify active hits
• Prepare SOP protocols and reports
• Abide to strict GLP guidelines


• 2+ years industry experience with cell-based assays or alternatively proven experience in academic field optimizing cell-based assays
• Strong technical skills in cell-based assay development, including engineering, validation, and characterization of sensitivity and specificity profiles
• Experience in performing high throughput screening campaigns with cell-based assays, ideally against viral targets
• Excellent abilities to create written protocols, abide to GLP guidelines, and communicate results in oral presentations
• Experience in molecular methods to handle, analyze, and titrate human viruses is a plus

Submit application:

Applications are accepted only electronically. Submit your CV by email at . Add the words “scientist / cell-based assay ” to the email subject line. All applications must be submitted as a one single PDF file no longer than 5 pages, including a first page with a brief application letter with a summary of your qualifications relevant to this position, and a final page with names and email addresses of three references. Applications not following these guidelines will not be evaluated.

RetroVirox is a biotechnology company with headquarters in San Diego, CA. The company is developing novel antivirals for the treatment of viral human pathogens. For more information visit