Virologists work mostly in laboratories, along with microbiologists and bacteriologists in another department to study sub-microscopic viral organisms that have been plaguing humanity as agents for some of the most common and dreaded diseases. Their works create the basis for pharmaceutical science to develop new vaccines and medicines that aim to treat diseases like the common cold and flu, measles, mumps, herpes, and the more lethal AIDS and Ebola.

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Alexander H, Bertrand

Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phone:  215-657-2918


To become part of a team of virologists in a pharmaceutical research company

Summary of Qualifications

  • About 7 years of experience as a virologist in a large pharmaceutical company rising from the ranks starting as a research microbiologist clerk.
  • High expertise in the use of laboratory equipment and identification of virus strains
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Career Experience / Job History

1997 – Present:  Virologist, Abbott Laboratories

  • Conduct research and experiments to understand the structure, function, ecology, origin and evolution of new virus strains, documenting the study along the way for eventually publication.
  • Research virus interaction with culture tissue preparation and documents results of study.
  • Analyze nucleic acids, proteins and other substances produced by viruses.
  • Conduct molecular studies and experiments into genetic expression, gene manipulation and recombinant DNA technology
  • Assist the lead pharmaceutical research in developing suitable vaccines in preventing viral infections and immunizing people or animals from subsequent infection
  • Supervise bio-technologists and new researchers


1997 – Present:  Continuing in-house training and seminars on emerging new virus strains and laboratory research methodologies.

2000 – 2003:  MS in Medical Virology, Boston University

1994 – 1997:  Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University,

Professional reference will be furnished during the interview if requested.