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Molecular Biology/Immunology of HIV-1 and Other PathogensPosted by: Postdoc positions by NIH
Posted date: 2020-Feb-14
HJF is seeking a Research Fellow for two years to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The incumbent will be responsible for conducting, developing and applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts in clinical translational research to advance HIV and non-HIV related disease screening, monitoring, diagnose and battlefield medicine. MHRP conducts research to develop an effective HIV vaccine and integrates prevention, diagnostics, treatment and monitoring as part of an international effort to protect US and Allied troops and reduce the impact of HIV infection worldwide. The position involves genetic characterization of HIV and non-HIV pathogen evolution during infection and therapy.
The program is a part of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The incumbent will work for approximately two years within a multidisciplinary environment consisting of military, government, academic, and international collaborators.Responsibilities:
Working under Principal scientist’s direction and guidance on the followings:
The incumbent should have an extensive knowledge of:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Biology related, and 3-year training in molecular biology/immunology of HIV-1 and other pathogens. Knowledge and training in HIV-1 phylogenetic analysis.
Minimum Experience: 2-4 years in Molecular virology and/or pathogenesis of viruses.
Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and must be able to visually distinguish all visible colors.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.
Work Environment: Ability to work in a Laminar Flow hood to handle infectious agents and study the performance of various assays and techniques. Fine motor coordination in manipulation of laboratory materials is essential. This position may require working with bio-hazardous materials, evening/weekend work and international travel, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to cope with a dynamic work environment is required.
Other: Work is performed entirely in support of a Federal sponsored Cooperative Agreement and therefore is dependent solely on the ability of the Federal Government to fund the agreement. Position will terminate in the absence or withdrawal of Federal funds.
Background: US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required; Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI background.To Apply:
Please apply online at https://careers.hjf.org/jobs/5019999-research-fellow.
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. HJF 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. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.