CDC Influenza Gene Synthesis and Pandemic Preparedness Fellowship

(Ref#: CDC-ID-2019-0184)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Categories:
  • Lab Technician
  • 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. 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

Education Requirement:
M.S. or 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