Career at Indian Immunologicals Ltd. as a R&D - Executives - 5 Openings


The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) set up Indian Immunologicals Ltd. (IIL) in 1982 with the objective of making Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine available to farmers at an affordable price. The technology for FMD vaccine manufacture was obtained from M/s. Wellcome Foundation Limited, United Kingdom. The plant in Hyderabad today has a capacity to make 80 million trivalent doses of FMD vaccine. Following the successful introduction of Foot &Mouth Disease Vaccine-Raksha, IIL launched the tissue culture vaccine "Raksharab" in 1989. This was the first Indian tissue culture vaccine in the market. Subsequently IIL has developed many biologicals through its own R&D efforts and launched several vaccines in the Indian market at affordable prices.

Post: R&D - Executives

Job Description:
The ideal candidates will work in R&D projects on developing vaccines to prevent bacterial and viral infectious diseases and monoclonal antibodies development to treat certain diseases.

Cell Culture:
Cell culture, hybridoma, culturing different mammalian and insect cells, virus propagation, gene expression, vector construction, and recombinant protein expression and purification. Basic knowledge and experience in animal cell culture and molecular biology techniques is required.

Biochemistry / Protein Characterization
Protein purification from E. coli, yeast, and eukaryotes, protein characterization, protein structure and stability aspects, antibody purification, characterization, affinity studies to target antigens. Additionally ability to develop purification schemes for proteins at laboratory scale and subsequently transfer the method for scale up process is highly preferred.

Knowledge and experience in isolation of virus, growing virus in cell culture and characterizing virus using genetic and antigenic properties. Skills in basic molecular biology techniques; knowledge and ability in performing animal experiments are preferred additional qualities.

Medical or Veterinary Microbiology with research experience in isolation and characterization of pathogenic organisms, familiarity with vaccines development, clinical microbiology setting to understand epidemiology. Knowledge of human and animal pathogens, viruses, and disease occurrence.

Additional Information:
Experience: 1-4 years
Location: Hyderabad

Education: B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech, MVSC
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: R&D

End Date: 6th Sept., 2011

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