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Posted: 27 Dec 2011
Postdoctoral Positions at NCI (NIH)
Type of Position: Full-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
National Cancer Institute (NIH)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice. The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
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A post-doctoral position is available in the Immune Biology of Retroviral Infection Section, Vaccine Branch, National Cancer Institute. The laboratory is studying vaccine approaches based on replication competent Adenovirus as a vaccine vehicle together with envelope protein immunogens as subunit boosts. Vaccine strategies are evaluated in non-human primates. The successful candidate will work on one or more aspects of adaptive and/or innate immunity. Areas of study include central and effector memory T cells, neutralizing antibodies and Fc receptor-mediated antibody activities, antibody avidity and memory, cellular and humoral mucosal immunity, and host factors that impact HIV infection.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, a strong background in immunology and/or virology, and less than five years of post-doctoral training.  Previous experience in the HIV/SIV field is desirable but not required. 


Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and bibliography, and names and contact information of three references to:

Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Ph.D. 
NIH, NCI, Vaccine Branch 
41 Medlars Drive 
Building 41, Room D804 
Bethesda, MD 20895065