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Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Associate - Viral Vaccines (BIOLOGIST), RG-0401Posted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2019-Dec-11
The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR), Division of Viral Products (DVP) is recruiting to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Associate position in the Laboratory of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases.
DVP employees are actively engaged in research on a variety of viral pathogens as well as live and inactivated vaccines. The DVP is located at the FDA’s White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland and is part of the CBER research program, which includes more than 70 principal investigators. These investigators lead research teams in the fields of virology, bacteriology and gene therapy employing state-of-the-art techniques to address critical public health issues as part of the CBER mission. In addition to BSL-3, ABSL-3 and animal care facilities, the newly built laboratory complex at White Oak includes core facilities, such as flow cytometry and confocal and electron microscopy.
This position will be filled through the Service Fellowship program. The appointment provides up to (4) years with opportunities for renewal. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified candidates, including U.S. citizens or non-U.S. Citizens holding valid immigration status and work authorization at the FDA. No previous Federal experience is required. Appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service, and there is no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights.
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The selected candidate will be responsible for carrying out an exciting research program applicable to the area of viral vaccines. In addition to laboratory research, the candidate will perform regulatory review of licensed and experimental vaccines and novel treatment modalities.Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications: General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences (0401): Degree in Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, – OR – Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Additional Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, Immunology, Virology or equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., D.V.M., DVM., or Sc.D. etc.) is required. Candidates must possess an outstanding publication record of research productivity, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and experience in scientific critique.
Required specialized experience: Candidates must have broad knowledge related to molecular virology, immunology of viral diseases, or pathogenesis of flaviviruses and alphaviruses with direct relevance to the development and evaluation of new viral vaccines. Candidates must be technically advanced, capable of driving a research project, and have experience with handling small animals. Individuals with expertise in brain organoids development, immunophenotyping, and antibody engineering are especially desirable.
Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.To Apply:
Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae with a cover letter containing a brief summary of scientific accomplishments and the names/contact information of three references to CBER Recruitment at CBER.Employmentfda.hhs.gov and carbon copy Tony Wang at Tony.Wangfda.hhs.gov. In addition, include a statement of proposed research direction and how it would be applicable to viral vaccines (maximum 500 words). Applications and all supporting documentation will be accepted through February 29, 2020. Please reference Job Code: OVRR-20-01-NIH.
HHS/FDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.