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
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