Post-Doctoral Fellow: Immunology, Vaccines, Animal Models of Enteric Infections

University of Maryland Baltimore
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Post-Doctoral Fellow: Immunology, Vaccines, Maternal-Infant Immunity, Systems Serology/Immunology  The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) brings together more than four decades of innovative and life-saving research on vaccines and infectious diseases. an organized research center within the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), CVD comprises a multidisciplinary team of faculty and staff whose primary mission is to develop, evaluate, and implement vaccines and other interventions to reduce illness and mortality domestically and in less developed countries. We work to prevent and treat enteric and respiratory diseases, to reduce the threat of malaria and antimicrobial resistance, and to identify, understand and combat other tropic and emerging pathogens burdening low resource settings. Training is a critical component of our work to ensure the foundation for the next generation of scientists and researchers committed to our mission. The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on a recently funded NIH U19 consortia involving multiple academic institutions to investigate immunity to vaccines in mothers and infants, maternal determinants of infant immunity, high dimensional (systems) antibody and immune profiles and the identification of immune components that mediate protection against . The project also involves in vivo mouse models of influenza and pertussis infection and passive antibody transfer. The candidate will work in the Pasetti Lab and will interact with leaders in the field and in a collaborative and scientifically rich environment. The position offers multiple opportunities for training in the laboratory and with collaborators, and to expand knowledge in immunology, vaccinology, maternal-infant immunity, evaluation of immune responses including systems serology/immunology, and analysis of immune correlates of protection in humans.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, or related field. Technical expertise in immunology and methods to examine immune responses, including assays to measure and characterize antibodies and antibody function, B and T cell responses, analysis of biomarkers using multiplex technology, proteomics/transcriptomics, high dimensional data analysis, evaluation of antibody function and protective capacity in animal models, tissue culture, and handling of pathogens. Candidates must have adequate record of publications as well as excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills. Ability to work independently is essential. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply for this position or to seek additional information, please contact Marcela Pasetti, Ph.D.: [email protected]
Applicants should submit a CV and statement of career goals.

Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Centers/Programs/ORCs
Job Posting: Nov 8, 2021


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