Job Opportunities

AmpliPhi Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of an internally generated pipeline of naturally occurring viruses called bacteriophage (phage) for the treatment of human bacterial infections. Phage-based therapy provides a unique and proven approach to treating a wide variety of bacterial infections and in particular, drug-resistant strains of bacteria that are commonly found in the hospital setting.

AmpliPhi is seeking a Staff Scientist to work full-time in its Richmond, Virginia laboratory. The successful candidate will possess strong laboratory skills and be a self-starter, with excellent communication and organizational skills. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Laboratory microbiology experience is essential
  • Previous experience working with bacteriophages or other viruses is highly desirable
  • Experience with phage genomics and a variety of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria would be an advantage
  • Experience using and writing a range of technical documents including SOPs, protocols and data reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Previous experience working for a biotechnology company or GXP regulated environment would be an advantage



  • A clear and confident communicator who can provide concise discussion in person, by email and on conference calls
  • A self-starter with good levels of motivation, able to work independently and in a small team
  • Able to work quickly and accurately
  • A logical and inquisitive mind
  • A systematic approach to tasks
  • Flexible and willing to respond to challenges and deadlines as they arise
  • Good attention to detail and focus on seeing tasks through the completion


Example duties:

  • Selection and screening of therapeutic phages against a variety of human pathogens
  • Molecular and phenotypic analysis of phages and bacteria
  • Maintaining accurate records on all activities conducted in the laboratory, and writing summary reports
  • Recording, analysing and interpreting experimental data
  • Responsibility for recording and tracking access to critical stocks and exchange of material between AmpliPhi sites and collaborators
  • Preparing media and reagents, managing instrument calibration and maintenance and other general lab duties


Candidates must be authorized to live and work in the United States.

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