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Job Title:  Post Doctoral Fellow - Discovery

Position Description

  • Responsible for the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of well-defined studies contributing to vaccine discovery and development projects
  • Identify and establish new methods for testing immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of candidate vaccines, including new methods for detailed characterization of immune responses
  • Conduct research and develop methods to understand relationships among flaviviruses in pathogenesis and cross-reactive immunity after infection or vaccination.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary vaccine development teams, coordinate activities with other team members, and manage activities of research associates.
  • Summarize results and conclusions in study reports and present data at internal meetings and scientific conferences

Position Responsibilities

  • Participate in design, planning and execution of studies to test immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of viral vaccines
  • Develop and implement novel methods for detailed analysis of humoral and cellular immune responses to candidate vaccines.
  • Analyze and interpret study results and make recommendations to project teams
  • May require indirect supervision and guidance research associates in the execution of vaccine discovery projects
  • Participate on multifunctional project teams including liason with internal partners, timeline management and project status reporting.
  • Liaison with external collaborators/consultants to advance projects effectively.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.
  • Maintain current knowledge related to the field of vaccine research and development relevant to the assigned project.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, and power point presentations for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and management, and for inclusion in project reports.
  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Possess oral and written scientific communication skills and present at internal and external scientific meetings.
  • Comply with company safety practices and standard operating procedures
  • Exhibit and promote company Core Competencies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • PhD in Microbiology, Virology, Immunology or related discipline with 0-2 years post-doctoral experience.
  • Knowledge in virological and immunological principles and methods as they relate to vaccine development.
  • Experience in virological and/or immunological assay methods, and ability to investigate and apply these methods for project advancement.
  • Experience in infectious disease models is desirable.
  • Experience with flaviviruses is highly desirable.
  • Possess advanced Microsoft Office, data entry, data presentation and analysis and computer skills. Training in JMP or comparable software is a plus.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance


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