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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - Microbiology / Immunology in Atlanta, Georgia

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Generic 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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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at .

The Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Postdoctoral Fellow. Researchers in our division utilize non-human primates (NHPs) as a pathogenic model of HIV infection to characterize cellular and anatomical niches of viral persistence amid antiretroviral therapy (ART), which informs pre-clinical trials to achieve viral remission upon ART cessation.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and a passion for research. The Postdoctoral Fellow will coordinate and work with students, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and external collaborators. Using SIV-infected, ART-treated rhesus macaques, the fellow will use immune-based interventions to characterize how productively-infected macrophages contribute to SIV persistence and disease progression. This position reports directly to Dr. Mirko Paiardini.

Essential Duties

  • Designs and implements in vivo interventions in NHPs.

  • Process NHP tissue and performs ex vivo

  • Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts.

  • May teach techniques to others, trains, and supervise research staff.

  • Develops new ideas that promote current research.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D.) from within the last 3 years with a focus on either immunology, virology, or cell biology.

  • Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.

  • Knowledge of scientific laboratory research techniques.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy and strong mathematical, analytical, and research skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

  • The ability to manipulate large, complex data sets into manageable, understandable reports.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multiple collaborative groups.

  • Excellent problem-solving and team working skills.

  • Demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Experience working in a biosafety environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with HIV research and/or NHP models.

  • Proficiency with high-parameter flow cytometry; molecular techniques, such as digital droplet PCR; or immunoassays, such as ELISpot.

Working Environment

  • Work is performed in a BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 laboratory environment and requires work with blood and tissues.

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Job Number 56862

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Microbiology & Immunology

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.