POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/VISITING SCIENTIST: VIRAL VACCINES

Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Salary
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
November 26 2018
Ref
OVRR-19-01-SCI
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/VISITING SCIENTIST: VIRAL VACCINES

Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR)

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

Department of health and human services (HHS)

The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR), Division of Viral Products (DVP) is recruiting to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow or Visiting Scientist position in the Laboratory of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases. The selected candidate will be responsible for carrying out an exciting research program applicable to the area of viral vaccines. Members of DVP are actively engaged in research on a variety of viral pathogens as well as live and inactivated vaccines. The DVP is located at the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland and is part of the CBER research program, which includes more than 100 principal investigators. These investigators lead research teams in the fields of virology, bacteriology and gene therapy employing state-of-the-art techniques to address critical public health issues as part of the CBER mission. In addition to BSL-3, ABSL-3 and animal care facilities, the newly built laboratory complex at White Oak includes core facilities, such as flow cytometry and confocal and electron microscopy. In addition to laboratory research, the candidate will perform regulatory review of licensed and experimental vaccines and novel treatment modalities.

This position will be filled through FDA's Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is for up to four years with opportunities for renewal. Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) only. No Federal experience is required. Appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service, and there is no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Official transcripts required; Ph.D. in a biomedical or related science or equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) required. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in virology, immunology, or a related field. In addition, you must have demonstrated state-of-the-art research interests related to virology, immunology of viral diseases, or viral pathogenesis with direct relevance to the development and evaluation of new viral vaccines. The candidate should have experience with handling small animals and have an outstanding publication record of research productivity, exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience in scientific critique. Individuals with expertise in flow cytometry and antibody engineering are especially desirable. (NOTE: Applicants must also demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the occupational series for which they are being considered.)

SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

LOCATION: FDA White Oak campus, Silver Spring, MD

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae with a cover letter containing a brief summary of scientific accomplishments and the names/contact information of three references to CBER Recruitment at CBER.Employment@fda.hhs.gov.  In addition, include a statement of proposed research direction and how it would be applicable to viral vaccines (maximum 500 words).  Applications and all supporting documentation will be accepted through January 26, 2019.  Please reference Job Code: OVRR-19-01-SCI.

NOTE:  Please be advised that this position may be subject to strict prohibited financial interest regulations which could restrict the type of financial interest (stock holdings) for Selectee, the spouse, and my minor children. Selectee may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) and may be required to obtain clearance from the FDA Division of Ethics and Integrity before a final offer can be made.  For additional information on the prohibited financial interests, please visit the FDA Ethics and Integrity Office website at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/Ethics/default.htm.

HHS/FDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

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