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Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow- HIV Immunopathogenesis & Cure in Atlanta, Georgia


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.

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Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available for Fall 2018/early 2019 within the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University. The successful candidate will work on a project using the rhesus macaque/SIV model to study the interferon system in HIV cure strategies in vivo. The fellow will be integrated into a dynamic training program at the Yerkes National Primate Center centered on the NHP/SIV model, cutting edge immunology and immunogenomics.


Applicants should be recent graduates of a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or a related discipline obtained within the past five years. Strong writing, speaking and presentation skills are also important.

Important skills:

  • PhD in Immunology or related field.

  • Strong background in flow cytometry preferred.

  • Experience in NHPs not required but a plus.

  • Background or training in Immunology or HIV research

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Job Number 23855

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Microbiology & Immunology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., 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.

Required Documents List of 2 Recommenders, Personal Statement, Research Papers

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