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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow, Viral Pathogenesis and Immunobiology, CBER/FDA – Silver Spring MD

Posted by on Friday, April 15, 2022 in Job Opportunities .

Research Fellowship

COVID-19 pathogenesis and innate response to adjuvanted vaccines

FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Position Type

A research fellowship position on Viral Pathogenesis and Immunobiology is available in the Laboratory of Retrovirus Research, CBER, FDA at White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Position Description

  • The ongoing research involves study of the mechanisms of inflammatory response in severe COVID-19 disease. The project investigates the potential of Immunoglobulin (Ig) Immune Complexes formed by anti-SARS CoV-2 antibodies to enhance production of PGE2 and of inflammatory cytokines by innate cells. The information gained in this research helps address safety of IgG treatments for COVID-19.
  • The in vitro cell culture of primary human bronchial epithelial cells as a surrogate model of lung epithelial tissue is being developed in the laboratory. This system provides a unique tool to study the innate responses to mucosal vaccines with and without adjuvants including influenza vaccines with the focus on mucosal vaccine safety.
  • This is a training fellowship for two years with possible extension up to 5 years.


  • Highly motivated candidates should be within 3 years of their PhD degree. Candidates with research experience in biochemistry, cell biology, and protein chemistry are encouraged to apply.


  • This position is only open for US citizens, permanent residents (Green Card holders) or individuals residing in US for at least 3 years in past 5 years on a valid US visa.


  • Candidates will be offered a competitive salary depending on their experience.

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