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Dr. Audrey Gutierrez

Freelance science writer and editor. Expertise includes immunology, cancer biology, vaccines and pre-clinical trials. Ov...
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United States

I am very interested in the adaptive immune response to vaccines and cancer immunotherapy, including T cell responses, cytokines and other immu...

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Dr. Biswadeep Das

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Postdoc
India

I am a biomedical researcher having: 1.Expertise in the vector biology: ecology, evolutionary biology, and genetics of Aedes and Anopheles vect...

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Dr. Guy Regnard

Freelance molecular biologist with 10+ years experience in scientific research
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Certificate (Project Management: Principles and Practices)
South Africa

I have a life sciences background with a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology. My Ph.D. centered on an animal virus to understand its genetics a...

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Dr. Brittany Woodby

Freelance scientific writer, editor, and consultant
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Ph.D. in Virology
United States

I have a Ph.D in Virology from LSU Health Sciences Center (LSU HSC) in Shreveport, which I obtained studying how Human Papillomavirus 16 (HPV 1...

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Dr. Manish Tiwari

Freelance Bioinformatician with a experience of more than 5 years and a sound knowledge of Biology
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Ph.D.
India

Worked in functional genomics labs at premier institute of India, NIPGR. Have worked in several projects related to NGS data such as Ribo-Seq, ...

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Dr. Harendra Chahar

Virologist । COVID-19/SARS Coronavirus । Grant Writing/SBIR । Molecular Diagnostics । Antiviral/Vaccine Development
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PhD
United States

Trained Molecular virologist, direct hands-on experience with SARS Coronavirus and currently involved in SARS Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) vaccine ...

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Dr. Vanesa Ayala

Virologist and Cell Biologist with 10+ years in basic research. Expert in making data easy to communicate.
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USD 45/hr
PhD in Virology
Germany

I am a Virologist with extensive experience in Basic Research in the area of highly infectious pathogens. I am interested in understanding how ...

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Dr. Christopher Ontiveros

Strategic Medical Writer/Content Development
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PhD
United States

Christopher Ontiveros, PhD is a freelance medical writer who has worked in medical communications for nearly 15 years developing scientific con...

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Dr. Dr. Pialy Ghanekar

Independent researcher | Scientific writer & editor | Consultant : Virology, Immunology, Molecular biology
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PhD
India

I am a virologist and immunologist passionate about research in infectious diseases and public health. My passion and enthusiasm for my work en...

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Dr. Katia Ruggero

Scientist with a PhD in oncology, 10+ years of experience in academic research
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PhD in Oncology
Spain

Senior scientist with more than 10 years experience in basic and translational Oncology research at international academic institutions, includ...

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Dr. Noreen McBrearty, PhD

I'm a molecular cancer biologist experienced in molecular biology techniques and modeling human cancers in vitro
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PhD (Cancer Biology)
United States

I received my PhD investigating hepatitis B virus related liver cancer. My postdoc research is aimed at understanding the role of the tumor mic...

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Doctor of Philosophy
United States
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I received my PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of New Mexico in December of 2007. My studies focused on the cell biology and immu...

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Dr. Supriya Patil

Researcher | Biotechnology | Virology | Scietific Writing
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PhD
United States

Doctorate in Molecular Virology field with vast experience of literature review and scientific writing in the life sciences field.

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Dr. Christian Bouwens

Bioinformatician & Liife Sciences researcher.
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MSc. Infection and Immunity
United Kingdom

Currently nearing completion of my PhD in cancer research with a focus on data analysis. I excel at grasping the origin and the limitations of ...

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Dr. KHUND SAYEED SYED

Scientific writer with >16 years of research experience; Medical writer with >1 year of experience.
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PhD
United States

Experienced biomedical researcher with over 16 years of scientific experimental research and publication experience. Good understanding of clin...

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Dr. Michael DiBiasio-White, Ph.D

Expert Viral Vector Production and Purification: end to end bioprocess and trouble shooting
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Ph.D Structural and Molecular Virology
United States

Molecular virologist by training with extensive experience in analytical, molecular, and biochemical analysis of virus expression systems. I am...

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Dr. Idrees Mohammed

Synthetic Organic Chemist, Medicinal Chemist and Chemical Biologist with 5+ yrs of international experiences
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Ph.D. Chemistry (Organic & Medicinal Chemistry)
India

Dr. Idrees Mohammed is an expert in the conventional and modern approaches in medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and chemical bio...

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Dr. Alessia Armezzani

Scientific Writer with 10+ years of experience in research & writing / Content Writer / Freelance Translator
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PhD
France

After a master's degree in biology and two research internships in bacteriology and oncology, in 2012, I obtained my PhD in virology at the...

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Dr. Ricardo Valencia

Director ejecutivo en Q-BIT CAPITAL
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Master of Science (coastal oceanography/Biotechnology)
Mexico

Biotech & Virologist | Expert in R & D Bio & Tech Entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in biotech and aquaculture ...

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Dr. Felix Croteau

Microbiologist | Expert in Bacteriophages | Scientific communicator with 5+ years of experience in academic research
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Bachelors Degree in Microbiology
Canada

I am a microbiologist currently getting my PhD studying viruses that infect bacteria (bacteriophages) as well as the CRISPR-Cas system. Past pr...

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Dr. Evans Atoni

Life Sciences writer with 6+ years of experience in all fields related to Microbiology and Biochemistry
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PhD Microbiology
Kenya

Atoni does research in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology and Virology. Their current project is Arbovirology studies.

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Dr. Louise Müller

PhD in Cancer Immunology - science writer, blogger, clinical trials instructional designer | Swedish-English translation
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PhD Medicine
Ireland

I have recently completed my PhD in Cancer Immunology specialising in haematological malignancies, oncolytic viruses, and anti-tumour immune re...

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Dr. Camilly de Mello

Ph.D. Research Scientist | Expert in Virology & Cell Biology
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Ph.D. in Biotechnology
United States

Ten years + of experience in the field of Virology, mainly working with pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug discovery, in vi...

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Stephanie Saundh

Enthusiastic and professional research scientist with a passion for scientific writing | MSc. BSc.
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Master of Science - Biochemistry
Canada

Currently working on a project which involves the analysis and sequencing of swine microbiome and identifying any trends between the species pr...

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Vincent Moranga

Freelance Statistician and Microbiologist| Expert in SPSS and QGIS
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Master of Science in Biostatistics
Kenya

I hold a MSc in Biostatistics , BSc in Microbiology and biotechnology. I am a reliable and flexible keen attention to detail freelancer and sta...

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How to hire a virology expert

Although there is still controversy regarding when and how viruses first evolved, what is clear is that viruses have both plagued living organisms and shaped what they are today. These microscopic parasites act as agents of disease and as strong drivers of evolution, with hosts ranging from bacteria, insects, fungi, and plants to humans and other animals.

What does a virology expert do?

There are various roles that virology experts play. Virology scientists study the structure, genetic sequences, and pathogenicity (disease-causing potential) of viruses. This allows us to better understand how viruses evolve, are transmitted and affect their hosts. Medical virologists are medical doctors who assist with the prevention, diagnosis, and management of viral diseases in human patients. Other virologists investigate the efficacy of antiviral drugs and the evolution of drug resistance, while yet others investigate the development and application of virotherapies (viruses reprogrammed to act as therapeutic agents).

An increasingly critical area of virology is the study of emerging viruses, which are viruses exhibiting significant changes in their geographic distribution and/or incidence. Research and clinical experience have indicated a growing incidence of “zoonoses”, where emerging viruses are jumping host from animals to humans. These are starkly exemplified by the 2019 outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and previous outbreaks of avian flu, Zika virus, Ebola, SARS, and MERS. 

Thus, virologists are also required to constantly survey animal and human populations at risk to prevent—or at least rapidly contain—such instances of transmission. Indeed, the role of virologists is set to become ever more prominent as the COVID-19 crisis forces governments to re-evaluate their strategies and budgetary allocations toward the future prevention of viral epidemics. 

The typical responsibilities of virologists can include:

  • Raising funds for, planning, and implementing research projects

  • Applying molecular virology techniques such as antibody and antigen detection, PCR, next-generation sequencing, and electron microscopy

  • Performing laboratory tests on specimens collected from plants, humans, and animals 

  • Supervising the work of laboratory technicians and other workers

  • Developing and implementing viral diagnostic testing for routine clinical use and in outbreak settings 

  • Consulting on the clinical management of patients with viral diseases in hospitals and clinics

  • Preparing technical reports, publishing and presenting research findings

  • Making recommendations to government agencies and industry stakeholders 

  • Implementing regional and national surveillance to monitor and prevent the spread of viral disease 

  • Advising public health policies regarding immunization, vaccine use, and the prevention of animal-to-human transmission

  • Research and consulting regarding viruses of agricultural importance (i.e., those infecting livestock and plant crops)

  • Assisting with the containment of viral outbreaks, whether in a school or hospital ward or at a regional, national or global level

  • Consulting on the design and maintenance of e.g., operating theatres and the best practices in food preparation, waste disposal, sterilization, and disinfection

  • Developing antiviral drugs, vaccines, and virotherapies

  • Using paleovirology to investigate how viruses have evolved based on their impact on host biology 

  • Using ecovirology to investigate how viruses interact with and impact on species in the natural environment 

  • Using synthetic virology approaches to build viruses in the laboratory to better understand virus structure and function and to engineer them for therapeutic purposes

Virologists are employed in most sectors, where they work for universities, research organizations, forensic or clinical diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, biotechnology companies, pharma, the agricultural and manufacturing industries, and government departments and agencies. 

Virologists will at least have a bachelor’s degree in microbiology or a closely related field such as molecular biology, biochemistry or biotechnology. For advancement and certain positions and responsibilities, a master’s degree or doctorate is required, while a medical degree (M.D.) is required for clinical work. Their job titles vary and can include Research Scientist, Clinical Virologist, Plant Virologist, Laboratory Technician, and Medical Virologist. There are also virology content writers, who specialize in writing in this field for the media, government, business, and academia.

How much does it cost to hire a freelance virology consultant?

To hire a freelance virology consultant, the fee generally ranges from 40–100 USD per hour depending on how specialized the required skillset is and the level of experience necessary. 

The hourly fee can be negotiated upfront based on the estimated number of project hours, or a flat fee (for projects of a defined scope) can be discussed. If you need short-term/temporary access to virology consulting services, then hiring a freelance consultant on our platform is a convenient and cost-effective way to access this talent pool.

How do you write an effective job post to hire a virology expert?

The best way to attract the top Kolabtree virology freelancers is to make your project description informative. You will need to provide information on the following:

  • Skills required (e.g., zoonotic virology)

  • What the project area is (e.g., public health)

  • What the project entails (e.g., consulting on the best approach to survey for emerging viral zoonoses)

  • What the deliverables are (be specific about what you need the outputs to be)

  • Duration of the project (provide an estimate of how many hours work you will need per week/by when you need the project to be completed)

  • By when you need to hire (having more leeway on this will give you more time to choose the best expert for your needs)

  • Your budget (per hour or fixed fee)

If you are unsure what exactly is required, providing as much detail as possible will allow the experts to still make an informed bid for your project and suggest the best routes forward. 

The Kolabtree platform makes it easier than ever before to rapidly connect and collaborate with top virology experts to move your projects forward.

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