Postdoctoral Fellow- Immunology, vaccine, molecular biology

Staff Name: 
George N. Pavlakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Vaccine Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

Immunology, vaccine, molecular biology

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral position is currently available in our research program focusing on the biology and pathogenesis of human retroviruses, especially HIV-1. The lab studies the immune response to HIV and methods to develop vaccines and immunotherapies for conditions such as AIDS and cancer. Recent clinical development projects include (a) the quest for AIDS vaccines and immunotherapies leading to HIV eradication; and (b) development of new production methods and clinical application of heterodimeric IL-15 (hetIL-15), a cytokine essential for NK and T lymphocyte development and function, which is proposed for cancer and AIDS immunotherapy and vaccines.

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Interested applicants must possess a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience and have experience in HIV or SIV immune biology, virology, and/or molecular biology.

Additional Information: 

Appointment duration is for up to 5 years, renewed on a yearly basis. Stipend is based on education and experience. This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

How To Apply: 

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography to Dr. George N. Pavlakis at

Contact Name: 
Terry Jones
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