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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

Candidates with backgrounds in immunology, virology, structural biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology and animal models are highly encouraged to apply.

The laboratory of Dr. Rui Kong at Emory Vaccine Center is seeking highly motivated Post Doctoral Fellows. Research in our lab focuses on B cell response, monoclonal antibodies, and vaccine development. We are interested in the following topics: 1) B cell response in infection and vaccination at single-cell level; 2) Preventative and/or therapeutic monoclonal antibody development for different diseases; 3) HIV-1 fusion peptide vaccine development.

Dr. Rui Kong is an Assistant Professor in Emory Vaccine Center and Emory National Primate Research Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator. Previous publications from Dr. Rui Kong can be found at the following link:

The Emory Vaccine Center is located within the Emory National Primate Research Center, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (ENPRC/EPC). ENPRC is one of only seven NIH–funded national primate research centers in the U.S. (Learn more at ).

The Emory Vaccine Center is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for infectious diseases. With more than 250 faculty members and staff, it is the largest and most comprehensive academic vaccine research center in the world. The qualified candidate will work in a collaborative environment that is rich in resources, alongside investigators, graduate students, technical staff, and postdoctoral fellows conducting fundamental basic and clinical research leading to the development of effective vaccines against diseases of global importance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.


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Job Number 118841

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Emory Vaccine Center

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working in a laboratory, Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.