Staff Scientist - Vaccine - HIV

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bethesda, MARYLAND

Position Description:

The Vaccine Branch, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI, National Institute of Health (NIH) is a national leader in biology and immunology. We are seeking an outstanding staff-scientist to carry out original, independent, and innovative laboratory studies in a stimulating research environment. The position is a non-tenure track position and is equivalent to a Research Associate/Research Assistant Profession in a university setting. This position is located on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. as well as postdoctoral research experience (minimum of four years). The successful candidate will have expertise and a record of achievement in preclinical HIV/SIV vaccine development and evaluation of adaptive and innate immune responses elicited by vaccination.

The ideal candidate would also have expertise in the non-human primate model, in the use of canary pox ALVAC viral vectors as immunogens, and in prime-boost vaccination protocols. Additional relevant research experience in detection of systemic as well as mucosal T cell, B cell and innate immune responses; experience in adaptive and innate functional assays as well as experience in HIV/SIV non-neutralizing antibody assays (such as antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity assay) is preferred.

Commitment to training and mentoring is required. The successful candidate will be required to supervise, train, and mentor a team of postdoctoral and post-baccalaureate fellows as well as carry out his/her own research studies, under the overall mentorship of the laboratory PI/branch chief. The candidate must have an outstanding publication record. Additionally, high organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects are preferred.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and future plans (1-2 pages) electronically to Ms. Jackie McPhail ( ). Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 5, 2022 and will be accepted until the search process has been completed.

DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. This position is subject to a background investigation.

Posted Until: 6/27/2022

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

View or Apply

Similar Positions