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Tissue Immune Dynamics

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Research Center, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Tissue Analysis Core (TAC) laboratory at the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow, beginning Spring/Summer 2021 to work on a project defining human and non-human primate tissue immune dynamics. The TAC utilizes cutting-edge platforms, including mass spectrometry imaging, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry to investigate molecular immunology in support of the VRC mission to develop safe and effective vaccines against viral human pathogens. The fellow will be focused primarily on method development and data acquisition using MALDI-TOF(/TOF) mass spectrometry imaging of human and non-human primate tissues. The duration of the fellowship will be for a term not-to-exceed five years.

The fellow will be expected to publish and present primary research, learn from immunology and chemical analysis experts in a collaborative research environment, and develop professionally throughout the duration of the fellowship.


Applicants should be recent graduates with a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry or a related field and with mass spectrometry theory, application, and/or data analysis experience. Python or MATLAB programming experience is a plus.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CVs, along with a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) describing previous experience and future career goals, to Constantinos Petrovas, PhD ( and Benjamin Oyler, PhD (


This post will be available until June 24, 2021 or until filled.

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