Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow- Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
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.
The laboratory of Dr. Rui Kong at Emory Vaccine Center is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral scholars. Research in our lab focuses on antibodies and vaccines against HIV-1 and other pathogens. We are interested in two questions: 1) how to consistently induce specific highly functional antibodies by vaccination, and 2) how to maintain the antibody responses above the level of protection for a long period of time. Specific areas of interest include 1) novel vaccine design strategies to induce broadly-reactive anti-HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies; 2) HIV-1 Envelope fusion peptide-directed antibodies elicited in infected and immunized subjects; and 3) mechanisms of antibody elicitation, maturation and duration in immunized individuals.
Dr. Rui Kong is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, Assistant Professor in Emory Vaccine Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Previous publications from Dr. Rui Kong can be found at the following link:
The Emory Vaccine Center is located within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is one of only seven NIH–funded national primate research centers in the U.S. 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.
Candidates with backgrounds in virology, structural biology, immunology, bioinformatics, molecular biology and animal models are highly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send: a cover letter describing their research experience and career goals; CV; names and contact information of at least three professional references.
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Job Number 51382
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Yerkes National Primate Resear
Department YRK: Emory Vaccine Center
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., 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.
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