Post Doctoral Fellow - Vaccine Immunology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The Scherer Lab at Emory University (Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases) aims to understand immune mechanisms that underlie durable and protective B cell/antibody responses in order to more reliably design infectious disease vaccines that provide life-long immunity. We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and productive scientist to fill a new postdoctoral position in a growing lab. This position will drive ongoing COVID-19 and sexually transmitted infections (STI) research efforts. We work with both human subjects and animal models to explore immunologic mechanisms involved in B cell memory formation. We readily adopt new technologies and experimental approaches as needed to better answer our core research questions. Some projects may be carried out within a large collaborative network for clinical vaccine and therapeutics evaluation. Fellows are expected to be independent, capable of leading their own research projects and be in charge of all aspects of their project from concept, data generation, and analysis to grant submissions and preparation of scientific presentations and publications under the guidance of the PI. This position will offer many opportunities to mentor/train junior lab members. Basic requirements include a Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, or a related area. Successful applicants will have a peer-reviewed publication record, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others. Priority will be given to candidate with research experience involving human or murine B cell memory, flow cytometry, and high-throughput immunoassays (e.g., ELISA, ELISPOT, neutralization assays, etc.). Start date is flexible but preferred prior to 2022. Salary and fringe benefits will be paid according to the NIH scale

The official applicant must apply online and include a cover letter stating current interests and explanation of how the applicant’s skills fit the requirements of the position, a C.V., and the names of three references. Inquiries can be emailed to

The PI has an established track record of translational research in the field of viral and vaccine immunology.


The Scherer Lab is seated in Division of Infectious Diseases and Hope Clinic which provide outstanding and stimulating scientific environments with multiple supportive core facilities and shared resources. Emory University is one of the nation’s leading infectious disease and immunology research centers. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at Emory University provides mentoring and career guidance, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for Emory sponsored benefits, including retirement, leave, and health, life, and other insurance benefits.


To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

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