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.
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
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
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
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