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 improve influenza 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 universal influenza vaccines or broadly reactive influenza vaccines
Develop influenza vaccines with improved efficacy and/or immunogenicity using novel platforms and strategies
Develop structure-based strategies for improving influenza vaccine stability and antigen yield in eggs and qualified cells
Conduct comprehensive structural and functional analysis of the immunogenic properties of influenza viruses
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
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