Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Postdoctoral Fellow

Frederick, MD, USA
Sep 11, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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. 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.

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.

  • Postdoctoral fellows participate in all phases of a research, production or specialized service effort; the design and implementation of research protocols, conduct of experiments, preparation of sophisticated instrumentation, organization of data, interpretation of results, and preparation of acceptable reports, publications or presentations, review manuscripts with supervisor, attend and participate in meetings and seminars
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used
  • May require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols
  • The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct viral evolution research with Dr. Brandon Keele of the ACVP
  • The research projects 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 understand basic viral functions and viral eradication approaches

  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a discipline related to biomedical research Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • No experience required beyond the Doctorate
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Applicant must be highly skilled in techniques of molecular virology (HIV/SIV), cell biology, immunology
  • This position will require a high degree of proficiency in both verbal and written scientific communication
  • In addition, this position will require the individual to be highly motivated, able to conceive and perform original research, and work well both in a team and independently
  • Furthermore, this position will require assisting in non-human primate research, periodic travel to scientific meetings
  • The candidate will successfully conceive, execute and complete projects and write scientific manuscripts

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)