Staff Scientist – Innate and adaptive immune responses to pulmonary pathogens, including F. tularensis, B. pertussis, K. pneumoniae, and SARS-CoV-2

Job Announcement Description

This ad is for a staff scientist position in the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID). LB is recruiting an individual with extensive experience in investigating the innate and adaptive immune responses to a variety of pulmonary pathogens to identify pathogen and tissue intrinsic correlates of infection with the goal of designing and implementing novel therapeutics and vaccines. Responsibilities include: Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL-3) tissue culture and animal work; implementation of established and novel techniques for immunological analysis; and preparation and implementation of animal study protocols. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for laboratory management activities as well as mentoring and collaborating with other members of the LB and Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) (e.g., post-baccalaureate fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and staff).

The ideal candidate will have a M.D. or Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or relevant disciplines and more than five years of post-graduate, hands-on laboratory research experience with pulmonary pathogens. The candidate should possess expertise in the design and execution of animal study protocols.  While not required, experience at BSL-3/ABSL-3 or BSL-4/ABSL-4 is also desired.


Interested candidates must possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent). U.S. citizenship is not required.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, the names and contacts of three references, and a one-page statement on their interest in the position to by October 13, 2020.

The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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