Postdoctoral Fellow – Vaccines Against Pediatric Respiratory Viruses

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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  • Full Time

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

Division of Intramural Research, NIAID

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow – Vaccines Against Pediatric Respiratory Viruses

The RNA Viruses Section of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, has strong basic and translational research programs for pediatric respiratory viruses (human respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, and human parainfluenza viruses). Viral biology and host responses are studied in vitro (including in a model of primary human airway epithelium), in animal models (including rodents and nonhuman primates), in pediatric clinical trials of live-attenuated vaccines in collaboration with industry, and in adult controlled infection studies.

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in molecular virology, live viral vaccine development using reverse genetics, and the host response to respiratory virus infection and vaccines. The laboratory provides a rich training environment in virology, immunology, and molecular and cellular biology, with access to cutting-edge scientific techniques, including NextGen and single-cell sequencing, advanced microscope imaging, and advanced flow cytometry.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. obtained within the last three years. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in virology or immunology. Previous experience in molecular biology is essential. Candidates should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. We are looking for candidates with excellent writing and communication skills who are able to work both independently and with other members in a productive team.

Applicants should send a short statement of research goals, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names and contact information of three references to

Dr. Ursula J. Buchholz (

Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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Education Requirement:
Ph.D. or M.D
Bethesda, MD
5601 Fishers Lane,
Bethesda , MD 20892
Dr Ursula Buchholz,