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660843 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied/Developmental Research Directorate (Nci)

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Leidos Frederick , MD 21705

Posted 4 months ago

Description:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Applied/Developmental Research Directorate maintains a Clinical Services Program that has expertise covering a broad spectrum of pre-clinical and clinical trial support, and immunologic testing.

The Vaccine, Immunity and Cancer Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is seeking a highly energetic postdoctoral fellow, with strong expertise in immunology, vaccinology, or microbiology with experience in microbiome analysis.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume lead role in project investigating relationship between mouse vaccine responses and intestinal microbiome

  • Conduct in vivo mouse studies including formulation of vaccines and processing of mouse tissues (does not include hands-on work with animals)

  • Perform humoral and cellular-based immunological assays including ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry, neutralization assays

  • Interface with metagenomics facility as provider of samples for microbiome data generation and bioinformatics analysis

  • Providing timely progress reports to Scientific Manager and preparing/performing presentations for management review

  • Writing abstracts/manuscripts for presentations in meetings and publication

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a PhD in the fields of Immunology or Microbiology or in a related discipline from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency

  • No experience required beyond the educational requirement

  • Education or laboratory experience conducting in vivo mouse immunogenicity studies and performance of immunological-based assays including ELISPOT, ELISA, FACS, and other cell-based assays

  • Education or experience analyzing genomics, transcriptomics, or proteomics data relating to the microbiome

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of vaccines and mouse vaccine models, especially cancer vaccines and models

  • Knowledge of microbiological techniques, including growing, maintaining bacterial cultures and delivery to mice as well as experience with antibiotics

  • Knowledge of gnotobiotic mouse models

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.


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660843 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied/Developmental Research Directorate (Nci)

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