JOB FUNCTION:         Research Scientist - Clinical MicrobiologyAssociate Director

EMPLOYER:               Brii Biosciences (腾盛博药)

DEPARTMENT:          China Clinical Development

JOB LOCATION:        Beijing, China

REPORTS TO:            Clinical Research, Director

EFFECTIVE DATE:      2/3/2020



  • Lead microbiology perspectives of ex vivo studies to support Clinical development team in designing clinical trials 

  • Working with vendors to obtain desired lab data, and interpret result to the project team

  • Support on making critical decisions on study design and progress, based on the lab data received from vendors

  • Oversee and Manage vendors for executing projects and obtain deliverables

  • Support liaison with country KOLs on related communication

  • Review and summarize relevant literature and epidemiology data to inform Project Team


  • M.S in microbiology (Ph.D as desirable), or MD with microbiology research experience is required

  • Experience in bacterial and fungal pathogenesis (viral lab experience as a plus), culture and CLSI based      antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is required

  • Experience with designing/interpreting infection model and animal PK/PD modeling is required

  • Minimal 8 years’ experience in an clinical microbiology lab, and 5 years’ experience in research

  • Deep understanding of MIC, breaking point and dose selection of antibiotics

  • Research experience with monitoring antibacterial resistance surveillance is a plus

  • Has experience on molecular techniques for microbiological characteristic analysis (PCR, WGS, etc)

  • Familia with China government regulations on infectious disease (ID) drug development and approval

  • Familia with resistant mechanisms in Gram-negative pathogens

  • Experience in test development and validation, would be desirable.

  • Good Chinese and English communication skill, in oral and writing


  • Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Reasons when dealing with emotional issues.

  • Interpersonal Skills--Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Communication--Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs.

  • Leadership--Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

  • Ethics--Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Strategic Thinking--Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

  • Judgment--Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

  • Initiative--Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Innovation--Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.