Virology Research Associate

Job Description:

Prosetta Biosciences has successfully produced highly potent compounds that display activity against multiple strains of many viral families including lead series of molecules that are effective antiviral agents as treatment therapies against human and animal viruses such as Influenza, HIV and HCV. We are seeking a qualified Research Associate (RA) to join our San Francisco laboratory. The RA will perform small-molecule screening in viruses not pathogenic to humans (BSL-2), grown in cell-culture. Experience working with diverse strains of virus, growing virus stocks, virus plaque assays, tissue-culture infectious dose (TCID) assays, will be considered an advantage. While our preference would be to hire someone available for full time work, we would be willing to consider part-time and contract work applicants.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in a science discipline.
  • 3 years prior laboratory experience in cell-culture and virology techniques.
  • Demonstrable ability to carry out basic laboratory calculations.

How to apply:

 Email the following to

  • Brief letter describing your interest and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Contact information for a minimum of 3 references

About Prosetta Biosciences:

Prosetta Biosciences, Inc. is an 11-year old biotechnology company developing novel small-molecule therapeutics to viruses, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. We are a 50+ people company with our main office/laboratory located near the 4th and King Caltrain station in San Francisco.

In addition to a competitive salary, Prosetta offers the following benefits to all full-time employees: incentive stock options; a generous paid time off plan; health, dental, long-term disability, accidental death + dismemberment, and life insurances.