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

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JOB DESCRIPTION:The laboratory of Dr. Vijay Velu within the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead a NIH-funded R01 grant that is intend to investigate the “Combination of cytokine therapy as a curative strategy for HIV/AIDS in SIV rhesus macaque model”. The project work involves the extensive characterization of various immune cells and latent SIV reservoirs in different anatomical compartments such as blood, lymph node, liver, lung, intestine, etc. post SIV infection, post therapeutic intervention and post SIV vaccination. These also involves basic approach of flow cytometry, cytokine profiling with Luminex, intracellular cytokine assays using in vitro culture dissecting various immune cells that include innate and adaptive immune cells. The fellow will be integrated into a dynamic training program at the Emory Vaccine Center and Yerkes National Primate Centers on the immunology, flow cytometry, BD symphony, and mass cytometry (CyTOF) and various cutting-edge technologies. The goal of Dr. Vijay Velu’s lab is to understand the basic biology of anti-viral T and B cell interactions for generating effective cellular and humoral immune response post vaccination and following HIV/SIV infection. He believes better understanding the roles of cellular mechanisms involved in generating effective immune responses are needed to develop new and better vaccines/therapeutic strategy against deadly disease such as HIV/AIDS.

All work will be performed on-site as it involves non-human primates and sample tissues.

Preferred minimum qualifications: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D.,) in Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Life sciences etc. 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 57472

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., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.