The Biodefense Research Section (BRS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC), located on the main National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, has an immediate opening for a creative and self-motivated postdoctoral fellow to study immunity to emerging viruses in humans and nonhuman primates. BRS is seeking applicants who are proficient in areas required to define mechanisms of antiviral immunity and who will take advantage of the breadth of technologies available within the VRC. Projects include definition of natural and vaccine-induced B- and T-cell responses, B-cell development, antibody ontogeny, and resistance development in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 setting. Current efforts are focused primarily on SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, and Lassa viruses.
The laboratory uses viral vectors, 50-parameter flow cytometry, SPR, structural biology, yeast display isolation, and engineering of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), and genomics to define antiviral immune responses. The BRS has pioneered gene-based filovirus vaccines and mAb therapies, all of which are in clinical development. The VRC excels in providing a collaborative environment with sophisticated research technologies and infrastructure to support high-quality basic research and identify and advance promising clinical candidates to human testing.
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and years of postdoctoral experience. All candidates must be within 5 years of receiving their highest degree.
- Ph.D./M.D. in immunology, virology, or a closely-related field
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Clear sense of organization, purpose, and accountability
We are seeking individuals proficient in one or more of the following areas: multiparameter flow cytometry, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of B- and T-cell development and function, antibody ontogeny, protein engineering, and genomic-sequence analysis.
The fully funded position is available immediately. Foreign applicants will need to qualify for a J-1 visa valid for at least 5 years or have permanent U.S. residency status.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about BRS and how you can play a significant role in this exciting and dynamic research laboratory, please visit https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/nancy-sullivan-phd.