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Postdoctoral Fellow/Early Age Immune Responses to Vaccines

  • US Food & Drug Administration | Maryland (Silver Spring)

Job Type: Postdoc Fellowship


Description: We are using neonatal mice from immunocompetent as well as various transgenic backgrounds to study the immune responses to diverse vaccine platforms including mRNA vaccines (SARS-CoV-2) and novel delivery systems. The analysis of immune response involves detailed investigation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and germinal center B cells. The candidate will participate in experimental design, immunization and analyzing cellular and molecular responses to vaccines in addition to writing manuscripts and presenting her/his work in national and international meetings.


Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline (Qualified candidates with master’s degree will also be considered)

  • Excellent command of multi-color flow cytometry and standard immunology techniques is required

  • Experience with RNA-seq, bioinformatics and single cells sequencing is preferred

  • Previous mouse handling experience is a must

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals


Salary: Commensurate with experience


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