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Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (LIR) in the Division of Intramural Research, a component of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), located in Bethesda, Maryland. NIAID is one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducts and supports a global program of research to better understand, treat and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

About the position

LIR Section Chiefs Drs. Tae-Wook Chun and Susan Moir are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated researcher for a joint postdoctoral appointment to conduct translational studies on HIV and other pathogens of global concern in state-of-the-art facilities. The B-Cell Immunology Section directed by Dr. Moir focuses on B-cell immunity in HIV and other viral infections with aim of identifying mechanisms of protection in chronic or repeated exposures. The HIV Immunovirology Section directed by Dr. Chun focuses on delineation of immune-based mechanisms involved in virologic control and development of therapeutic strategies to achieve antiretroviral drug-free virologic suppression in people living with HIV. The ideal candidate has a strong background in molecular and cellular biology and bioinformatics skills to develop single-cell multi-omic approaches to study human immune responses to pathogens by integrating transcriptomics, BCR and TCR repertoire analyses with phenotypic and epigenetic profiling. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working in a highly collaborative environment that tackles translational research questions aimed at improving outcomes in HIV and other infectious diseases.

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What you'll need to apply

To apply, please send your CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and brief statement of your research interests and experience to Tae-Wook Chun ( or Susan Moir (

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Susan Moir

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  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field (immunology, microbiology, virology, bioinformatics)
  • The ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment
  • Published articles in respected peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English

Disclaimer/Fine Print

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.