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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cell and Gene Therapy , Silver Spring, MD

Posted by on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 in Job Opportunities .

Postdoctoral position available in the Office of Therapeutic Products (OTP) at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland.


The successful candidate will perform laboratory research on projects related to cell and gene therapy. The candidate will use advanced manufacturing tools and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of challenges associated with T cell-based immunotherapies such as CAR-T cells and develop novel strategies to improve safety and efficacy of T cell therapies.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in biological sciences, or related disciplines appropriate to the position within five (5) years of the desired starting date.
  •  Previous postdoctoral experience is not required.
  • Experience in gene therapy and/or T cell immunology is desirable but not required.
  • Candidate must have strong collaborative skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Official transcripts are required. 

Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at FDA. OPM can complete a background investigation only for individuals, including non-US Citizens, who have resided in the US for a total of three of the past five years.

How to Apply: Please email your CV, a cover letter including your career goals, and the names of three references to:

Nirjal Bhattarai, Ph.D.

Chief, Tumor Vaccine & Biotechnology Branch

Division of Cellular Therapy 2

Office of Cellular Therapy and Human Tissues

Office of Therapeutic Products

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

U.S. Food and Drug Administration



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