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The Emory Vaccine Center is located within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, which is one of only seven NIH–funded national primate research centers in the U.S. The Emory Vaccine Center is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for infectious diseases. With more than 250 faculty members and staff, it is the largest and most comprehensive academic vaccine research center in the world. The qualified candidate will work in a collaborative environment that is rich in resources, alongside investigators, graduate students, technical staff, and postdoctoral fellows conducting fundamental basic and clinical research leading to the development of effective vaccines against diseases of global importance.
A highly motivated individual is sought for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position at the Emory Vaccine Center, in the laboratory of Dr. Cynthia A. Derdeyn. The qualified candidate will conduct laboratory research and data analysis as part of an NIH funded, multidisciplinary research program aimed at designing novel strategies to elicit antibodies with protective functions via vaccination. This research project involves in depth analysis at the single cell and repertoire level of B cell and antibody responses elicited in nonhuman primates using DNA-MVA-protein vaccination regimens expressing novel HIV-1 envelope proteins.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
Individuals with a strong interest in HIV envelope proteins and vaccines, B cells, and/or antibodies are strongly encouraged to apply. The Derdeyn lab is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment that welcomes individuals with varied perspectives and backgrounds. Women and individuals belonging to under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with research experience and accomplishments within the NIH salary guidelines.
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