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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship to Study Neonatal Immunology/Immune Responses to mRNA Vaccines, FDA/CBER

Posted by on Monday, July 24, 2023 in Job Opportunities .

Organization:  Cellular Immunology Group, Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the US FDA (CBER/FDA), Silver Spring, MD.

Project 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.


  • Doctoral degree in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
  • 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

Excellent salary and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance as well as 401K plan. H1B visa sponsorship is available.

How to apply: Qualified candidates should send curriculum vitae and a list of 3 references with contact information to Mustafa Akkoyunlu,