Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vaccine Development

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-01
Req: R0017688

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in vaccine development.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on developing new technologies aimed at rapidly producing new, inexpensive, globally appropriate recombinant vaccines for important pathogens, including HIV and coronaviruses. The work holds the promise of making a rapid, significant impact on health globally. The work will involve classical molecular biology and virology, bacteriology, synthetic biology, recombinant expression systems, and a variety of immunological techniques and animal systems. The postdoctoral fellow will also help to work on optimizing candidate vaccine immunogens using principles of microbial ecology and the microbiome.

The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque small, but cosmopolitan city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S., about a 2.25 hour drive from Washington, DC. In addition to substantial current collaborations with investigators at the University and other institutions, extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the University, including investigators from basic science departments in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine.

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0017688" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For additional information please contact Steve Zeichner, MD at


Education: Doctoral degree

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years1 and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
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