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Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer: Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Posted: June 17, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
Requisition number: 606061

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The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct independent research with Dr. Jeffrey Lifson, MD, Director of the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program, involving the development of non-human primate models of AIDS virus latency and eradication, retroviral pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention, encompassing both in vitro and in vivo studies. The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP), pursues multidisciplinary research programs in basic and applied molecular virology, viral immunology, and retroviral pathogenesis.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS - Doctorate degree from an accredited college/university in virology, microbiology, immunology or related discipline - Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. - Years of experience are not required beyond the doctoral degree; however demonstrated ability to productively conduct scientific research projects in virology, immunology or related disciplines is required. - This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Prior experience working with retroviruses under BSL2* bio containment conditions; familiarity with propagation of retroviruses in vitro, retroviral infectivity, titration, receptor tropism, neutralization assays; evaluation of virus specific cellular immune responses, including flow cytometry based methods.

- Prior experience working with non-human primates and/or non-human primate derived specimens; excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral).

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Our focus is on basic and applied science in cancer and AIDS. We maintain an integrated suite of advanced technologies backed by scientific expertise in areas such as genetics, genomics, protein science, proteomics, bioinformatics, high-performance biomedical computing, and nanotechnology. We develop new technologies to support cutting-edge science, and we develop and manufacture clinical-grade pharmaceuticals for first-in-human trials. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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