CDC New Platform Influenza Vaccine Fellowship

(Ref#: CDC-ID-2019-0185)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Categories:
  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time
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 improved influenza vaccine candidate viruses and novel platforms for future vaccines. 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 influenza vaccines with improved efficacy and/or immunogenicity using novel platforms and strategies

Develop methods for purification and analysis of proteins that will be used in influenza vaccine studies

Develop methods for purification and analysis of RNAs that will be used in influenza vaccine studies

Formulate proteins and RNAs with adjuvants or nanoparticles for vaccine studies in animals

Conduct vaccine safety and efficacy evaluations in small animal models (mice and ferrets) in BSL2/3E 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