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Supporting the Leishmaniasis Translational Research Program

Uniformed Services University / Henry M/ Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the leishmaniasis translational research program within the Department of Medicine located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. A particular emphasis will be studies of the host response to Leishmania infection using a rodent model as well as studying human subjects. Responsible for research and development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. 

USU is in Bethesda, MD, directly across the street from the NIH, and is thus part of an extraordinarily vibrant local biomedical research community. Our research projects take advantage of excellent USU Core facilities that include a Structural Biology Core equipped with crystallization robots and a robotic imaging system for crystal viewing and detection, and an Imaging Core with transmission electron and ultramicrotome microscopes. USU has a strongly collaborative environment, with weekly Immunology data club and journal club meetings, as well as regular research seminars featuring local and invited speakers. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.

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  • Outstanding organizational abilities and attention to detail; good understanding of animal biology and molecular biology; strong written and verbal communication skills (English language);
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with laboratory and University personnel;
  • Experience with rodent handling, molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR), flow cytometry, tissue culture, BSL-2/ABSL-2 procedures and prior leishmaniasis research experience is highly advantageous;
  • Technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies;
  • Previous technical expertise/experience working with leishmaniasis and rodents is preferred;
  • PhD in a related scientific discipline;
  • 0 - 2 years in a directly related research experience;
  • Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background;
  • May provide guidance to laboratory staff.

To Apply:

Candidates should apply to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation: by submitting a CV plus names and contact information for 3 references.