GDIT is seeking a highly motivated Immunologist and/or Virologist with experience in assessing human cellular immune responses (T and B) to support ongoing vaccine efficacy (VE) studies using multiomics approaches. The position is in the Influenza Division (ID) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Office of Infectious Disease (OID). You will supporting CDC in research and development efforts in developing and utilizing state-of-the-art immunological assays (multiparametric flowcytometry, single cell transcriptomics, B and T cell receptor repertoire and immunoglobulin clonotypes with LC/MS) to assess immune responses to influenza vaccination and infection in different populations. You will also have an opportunity to share expertise and assist ongoing animal and human studies investigating novel vaccine strategies namely, mRNA, Vectored, recombinant, nanoparticle and adjuvanted vaccines. These studies will help in strategic decision making, program planning for control and prevention during influenza and related respiratory disease outbreaks, epidemics, or pandemics.
Responsibilities: •Performs routine laboratory and general clerical tasks necessary in support of daily laboratory operations. •Assist with the coordination of orders and maintenance of inventory. •Collects, prepares, cleans, maintains and stores laboratory supplies as required or directed •Prepares and stocks media, reagents, chemical solutions and other reagents as required. •Performs experiments and procedures in accordance with approved protocols and according to planned schedule and may assist others as required. •Compiles study related reports and communicate to supervisor in a timely manner •Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory instruments according to approved schedule and procedures. •Maintain all required inventory logs, sample logs, test records, laboratory notebooks, instrument logs, maintenance logs, and methods records as required by regulatory requirements and client policies. •Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and may assist and advise more junior staff •Collaborate with team members on method, process, and test procedures to affect a culture of continuous improvement •Adhere to all federal regulations regarding the handling of clinical information •Adhere to adhere to CLIA practices as well as OSHA and organizational safety requirements •Comply with all client and GDIT requirements for laboratory safety and security •Strong communication (written and oral), computer, scientific, and organizational skills. •Performs related responsibilities as required.
Required Skills and Experience:
PhD in Immunology/microbiology or related discipline
3+ years of post-PhD experience in assessing human cellular immune responses documented by research publications
Experience in developing reagents and assays to assess human immune functions
Hands-on experience with multiparametric flowcytometry, conventional immunological, virological, molecular and biochemical assays
Demonstrated ability in the execution of scientific inquiry including experimental design, data analysis, documentation, and reporting/communication of outcomes.
Experience working in BSL2 or higher laboratory including use of appropriate aseptic techniques
Broad knowledge and experience in isolation, propagation and characterization of viral or bacterial strains using methods and techniques from one or more of the following disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, virology, immunology or related disciplines
Familiarity with general approaches of scientific study including experimental design, data analysis, documentation, and reporting/communication of outcomes.
Ability to follow safety procedures relating to handling of human samples and pathogens
Knowledge of laboratory and safety regulations including CLIA, ISO, and/or OSHA standards
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