Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship to Study Neonatal Immunology/Immune Responses to mRNA Vaccines, FDA/CBER
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, Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov