Postdoctoral Position at the Vaccine Research Center

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Based on education and experience.
February 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Biodefense Research Section (BRS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC), located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, has an immediate opening for a creative and self-motivated postdoctoral fellow in viral immunology to study vaccine-induced and natural immunity to Ebola virus. Projects include study of T cells and antibodies, B-cell development, and antibody ontogeny in a biosafety level (BSL)-2 setting.

Recent outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa have focused attention on the development of safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics against filovirus disease and other hemorrhagic fever viruses. BRS has developed monoclonal antibodies (mAb) and gene-based vaccines that protect macaques against Ebola infection and are undergoing clinical development in cooperation with VRC teams at the NIH Clinical Center and in Africa. BRS evaluates macaque and human vaccine responses to identify innate, humoral, and cellular correlates of protection and uses the macaque model to define the molecular basis of mAb and vaccine protection. 

Salary depends on qualifications and postdoctoral experience. All candidates must be within 5 years of receiving their highest degree.

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for the position:

  • Ph.D./M.D. in immunology, virology, or closely related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Clear sense of organization, purpose, and accountability

While not required, experience with protein purification, protein engineering, bioinformatics, structural biology, or multi-parameter flow cytometry is highly desired.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current curriculum vitae to  

To learn more about the laboratory and how you can play a significant role in this exciting and dynamic research laboratory, visit Biodefense Research Section.

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about working in our dynamic atmosphere.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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