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Principle Scientist/Sr. Manager - Microbiome Science, US (Virology)

Overview of New Team Purpose and Mission

 

RB is establishing a new team to lead foundational research in several key areas: Virology, Mycology, and home and human Microbiome. You will be a part of a team focused on expanding current capabilities and identifying new areas that may be used to develop innovative products and product claims. Using a platform approach, this team will be charged with building relevant research programs, capability, and partnerships. 

Principle Scientist

 

•    Establish a rigorous research program to investigate virus biology, transmission, and inactivation with a focus on building foundational knowledge in areas that may be used to develop new and innovative products and product claims. Special emphasis on emerging viruses of human importance. 
•    Build capability and expertise in the area of Virology through capital improvement, external partnerships, and publication. Act as Virology subject matter expert throughout the company.
•    Design experimental plans, lead study execution, analyze experimental data, author technical reports and product summaries. Plan and prioritize experiments in alignment with company goals and manage projects to meet timelines.
•    Provide technical leadership and support to a diverse scientific team including virologists, mycologists, and bacteriologist each with a unique workstream. Support appropriate capability and expertise build within each workstream. Communicate effectively across the team, with senior management, and external partners to accomplish goals.
•    Interact closely with internal stakeholders (product design, regulatory) to develop research focus and deliverables.
•    Maintain high level of professional expertise and substantial knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products, review of current scientific literature, and attendance at scientific seminars and meetings. Actively present findings at scientific conferences (external and internal) and prepare other publications and communications when appropriate to build scientific credibility and equity. 
•    Oversee BSL-2 biocontainment laboratory space and cell culture collection. 
•    Exercise practical judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and exhibit creativity and foresight in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Qualifications

 

•    Candidates should have a PhD in biology, microbiology, virology, immunology, cell biology, or a related discipline.
•    8+ years of relevant post-PhD research experience in the consumer good industry.
•    Strong technical and scientific background in current molecular biology methods including RT-PCR technologies and cell culture techniques preferred.
•    Strong understanding of globally important infectious disease agents, routes of transmission, and control strategies. 
•    Working knowledge of other areas of microbiology, including probiotics and mycology.
•    Knowledge of disinfectants and antiseptic activity and chemistry
•    Innovative mindset, collaborative team player, effective critical thinker, clear communicator (oral and written), and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
•    Training and experience handling pathogenic organisms in a biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) environment
•    Strong history of publication and leadership within professional organizations and KOL network. 
•    Proactive mindset to actively seek out new opportunities to partner and build influence within scientific community.

Equality

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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