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Post-doctoral Fellow (NCI)

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Location:
Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
9/19/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
638950
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Postdoctoral,

Job Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that pursues basic and applied studies aimed at improving our understanding of AIDS-associated viruses and disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS, and AIDS related tumors, particularly those associated with other viruses such as KSHV. The Program consists of five independent but highly interactive research Sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models, to international viral epidemiology.  The ACVP also has eight Research Support Core Groups (Cores) that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP laboratories and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH, and to extramural investigators.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct research with Dr. Jeff Lifson, Director, ACVP, and Dr. Yichuan Wang, Sr. Scientist, Retroviral Pathogenesis Section
The project will utilize state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to facilitate studies of nonhuman primate (NHP) models to understand the pathogenesis and disease progression of HIV/SIV infections and viral reservoir establishment, persistence and therapeutic interventions aimed to eradicate HIV/SIV with an emphasis on studies involving adoptive transfer of genetic engineered lymphocytes to explore options for more effective control of AIDS virus infection in macaques

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of PhD degree with emphasis in areas of molecular virology (HIV/SIV), cell biology, immunology, histology and/or pathology from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
No experience required beyond the educational requirement
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Background in HIV/SIV research and have strong communication skills; prior experience in nonhuman primate models