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Team Lead Position at CDC: Virology and Viral Immunology


  • Research Scientist
  • Other
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch (VVPDB), Division of Viral Diseases (, CDC, is a nationally recognized, highly visible program that provides laboratory and epidemiologic support for the measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella/zoster, and human papilloma virus control programs in the US, and laboratory support for international measles and rubella control programs. VVPDB is searching for an outstanding scientist to serve as the lead scientist for a team of scientists that is performing diagnostic testing as well as conducting research to study the genetics, immune response, and pathogenesis of viral infections. We are seeking a candidate with strong skills and experience in molecular virology and viral immunology, who is flexible enough to provide leadership for several programs within VVPDB. The position requires advanced scientific knowledge of viral diseases, experience with leadership, and effective communication skills. Strong skills in written communication are essential since the incumbent will be responsible for writing and clearing numerous scientific products including proposals, presentations, and publications. In addition, the position requires the resiliency to adapt quickly to changing organizational needs especially for outbreak responses. Qualifications include a PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, and evidence of scientific productivity. Experience with herpesviruses or the immune response to viral vaccines is highly desirable. Since this is a full-time position in the US government, applications are limited to US citizens. Interested applicants should contact Paul Rota, Chief, VVPDB, at for more information.

USG position
Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • medical virology
  • immunology
CDC Atlanta
Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta , DEKALB 30033
Paul Rota, PhD