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Pediatric Respiratory Viral Disease

Henry Jackson Foundation, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Pediatrics Department located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science in Bethesda, MD.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Pediatrics Department.

The incumbent will be involved in a collaborative team studying respiratory viral disease and also be responsible for individual research projects. The candidate will be responsible for experiment development, organization, and management for in vivo murine models as well as in vitro human models. The incumbent will also be responsible for flow cytometric analysis and incorporation of transcriptomic information. The candidate will also formulate manuscript development and facilitate publication of all data.

  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development. (30%)
  2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. (15%)
  3. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which involves specialized procedures. (17%)
  4. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments. (15%)
  5. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. (20%)
  6. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.


  • Candidate will expertise in dendritic cell and T cell biology as well as host-microbe interactions. Experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology, flow cytometry and transcriptomics. Candidate will also have excellent oral and written skills as well as collaborative abilities.
  • Doctoral degree required. 
  • 0-5 years of experience required. 
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

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This post will be available until October 2, 2020 or until filled.

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