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. 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 activities:
Develop methods to rapidly clone influenza genes and introduce site-directed or random mutations
Develop methods to rapidly synthesize/assemble influenza genes from oligonucleotides and small DNA fragments
Develop methods to improve efficiency of influenza virus rescue by reverse genetics
Conduct influenza genomic sequencing, analyze and interpret the data
Contribute to the development of processes and strategies to generate synthetic influenza viruses based on digital sequences in the shortest time for pandemic preparedness
Establish and maintain collaborations with a broad range of laboratory researchers inside and outside of CDC
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