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HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (COVID-19) to support the laboratory within the Emerging Infectious Disease Branch (EIDB), located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to EIDB.
The incumbent will be responsible for initiating and carrying out scientific projects on the role of humoral immunity in coronavirus infection and vaccine development in support of the goals and objectives under the supervision of senior scientists. The position involves isolating monoclonal antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the current COVID-19 outbreak, from infected or vaccinated subjects. The mAbs will be studied for the ability to bind and neutralize coronaviruses using high throughput methods, and identified targets may be exploited in vaccine design. The goal of this project is to move potent neutralizing mAbs targeting SARS-CoV-2 into Phase I clinical trials. The incumbent will work within a multidisciplinary environment consisting of military, government, academic, and international collaborators.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data. Strong laboratory skills in molecular biology and antibody interactions. Has some knowledge relating to analyzing sequences of B cell receptors and monoclonal antibodies. Experience with project planning, organization, implementation, and data analysis. Experience in presenting at scientific meetings and writing manuscripts for scientific journals. Ability to work comfortably in a biosafety level 2 laboratory with infected specimens. Good interpersonal skills.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or related discipline.
Minimum Experience/Training Requirements: 3-5 years of similar experience.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment. Job performance requires movement around and between several laboratories, and long periods of sitting at laboratory bench. Fine motor coordination in manipulation of laboratory materials is essential.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; will require working evenings and weekends. The incumbent will handle biohazardous materials including infectious lenti-, flavi- and coronaviruses, and be expected to practice safe handling of hazardous chemicals.
Background/Security: Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Doctorate (Academic) or better in Microbiology or related field.
3-5 years: 3-5 years of similar experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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|Titel||Postdoctoral Research Fellow (COVID-19) - Emerging Infectious Disease Branch|
|Employer||The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF)|
|Job location||6720A Rockledge Drive Bethesda, 20817 Maryland|
|Veröffentlicht||Juli 20, 2020|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Molekularbiologie,   Mikrobiologie,   Immunologie,   Zellbiologie,   Infektionskrankheiten,   Gesundheitswissenschaften  |