Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Adjuvants and Formulation Section of the Laboratory of Adjuvant and Antigen Research within the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct basic laboratory research in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and immunology of liposomes. The fellow will conduct research on the development of novel liposome formulations to be used as adjuvants for HIV-1 and other infectious disease vaccine candidates. The chemical compositions and biophysical parameters of these new liposome formulations will be characterized, and their adjuvant potency will be compared to the Army Liposomes Formulations in immunological studies. Both humoral and cellular immune responses will be assessed in animal models.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficient with Microsoft office and scientific graphing software, able to follow and develop standard laboratory procedures, has good communication skills both verbal and written. Experience with lipid/liposomes biochemistry, biophysics, and/or chemistry is desired, but not mandatory as is experience with particle size determination, mass spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, or other related techniques
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, immunology, or related science.
Minimum Experience: Ph.D. (or equivalent) with 0 – 4 years postdoctoral work.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment.
Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.