Post Doctoral Fellow- Emory Vaccine Center

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Yerkes National Primate Resear
YRK: Microbiology & Immunology
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

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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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator. 


A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available within the Emory Vaccine Center and Yerkes National Primate Research Center in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology in the lab of Dr. Steven Bosinger.


The project will develop cutting edge technology to dissect the immune response to HIV at the epitope level. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate eager to join a dynamic, productive research environment focused on HIV cure, vaccinology and immunogenomics. The candidate will have the opportunity to receive training and conduct research in HIV immunology, immunogenomics (single-cell genomics, immune repertoire analyses) and join a multidisciplinary team consisting of immunologists, virologists, clinicians and bioinformaticists.


Applicants should be recent graduates of a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or a related discipline obtained within the past two years. Strong writing, speaking and presentation skills are also important.

Essential Duties, Skills and Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD in Immunology or related field.
• Strong background in molecular biology is preferred.
• Training in flow cytometry not required but a plus.
• Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.
• Knowledge of scientific laboratory research techniques.
• Demonstrated computer literacy and strong mathematical, analytical, and research skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in applied research or data management may be advantageous.
• The ability to manipulate large, complex data sets into manageable, understandable reports.
• Excellent problem-solving and team working skills.
• Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Experience working in a biosafety environment

Working Environment
• Work environment involves some exposure to biohazards and hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
• Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
• Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat

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