Animal Scientist- Immunology/Virology

Clearance Level
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ86630

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is supporting CDC in research and development efforts and in influenza surveillance by increasing the diagnostic and immunization tools available to clinical providers, public health laboratories and domestic and international partners. We are seeking a Scientist with experience in Immunology or virology for studies focusing on influenza-associated disease,  using animal models specifically ferrets.

Such experience will be used on the development of tools for the ferret model of influenza infection, to evaluate and develop novel influenza vaccine approaches in animal models. This work will also involve  assessment of influenza strain pathogenicity and antigenicity. The position is in the  Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch  (IPB), Influenza Division (ID) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Office of Infectious Disease (OID). 


  • Development of tools for the ferret model of influenza infection including reagents to assess cellular, serological, and innate immune responses
  • Evaluate and develop novel influenza vaccine approaches in animal models
  • Lab support for antiviral prophylaxis and therapeutic approaches in animal models
  • Assessment of influenza strain pathogenicity and antigenicity in animal models 
  • Provide the Molecular Virology and Vaccine Team (MVVT) with serological assays


  • BS degree plus 5 years’ experience in immunology and virology, MS plus 1 years of experience
  • Experience with Antibody assays (ELISA, hemagglutination inhibition), flow cytometry, basic virology skills (preparing viral stocks, titering virus), animal handling (intramuscular and sub-cutaneous injections, blood samples)
  • Preferred qualifications – Experience with influenza virus; experience with ferrets

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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.