CDC Influenza Vaccine Innovation and Preparedness Fellowship

(Ref#: CDC-ID-2019-0183)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Categories:
  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time
  • Fellowship
Description:

A research opportunity is currently available with the Virology, Surveillance and Diagnosis Branch (VSDB) of the Influenza Division (ID), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Vaccine Preparedness Team within the Virology, Surveillance and Diagnosis Branch is seeking a qualified individual to join a team focused on influenza vaccine research and development. The selected participant will play a critical role in the development of new approaches to generate and improve influenza vaccine candidate viruses in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good laboratory practice (GLP) regulations and WHO recommendations. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in study design, data interpretation, manuscript writing and will present research at national and international conferences.

The participant may have the opportunity to be trained in the following projects and is encouraged to propose new projects to improve influenza vaccines:

Develop universal influenza vaccines or broadly reactive influenza vaccines

Develop influenza vaccines with improved efficacy and/or immunogenicity using novel platforms and strategies

Develop new strategies for improving influenza vaccine stability and antigen yield in eggs and qualified cells

Develop new methods or systems to improve efficiency of influenza virus rescue by reverse genetics

Preparation of influenza vaccines in compliance with good laboratory practice (GLP) regulations

Conduct influenza genomic sequencing, analyze and interpret the data

Conduct vaccine studies in small animal models (mice and ferrets) in Biosafety Level 2 & 3 laboratories

Establish and maintain collaborations with a broad range of epidemiological and laboratory researchers inside and outside of CDC

Education Requirement:
Ph.D.
Years of Experience:
0-5
Notes:

You are welcome to send your CV to bzhou@cdc.gov prior to applying through the external job URL.

Location:
Roybal Campus
Influenza Division
1600 Clifton Road
MS G-16
Atlanta , GA 30329
US
Contact:
Bin Zhou, PhD