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KellyMitchell

Post Doctoral Fellow Discovery

Post Date:Dec 27, 2017Type:Contractor
Start Date:12/27/2017Salary:
Location:US-MA-Cambridge Job Reference:76766
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Job Description:


Postdoctoral Fellow-Discovery 

Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow – Discovery 

OBJECTIVES: 
• Responsible for the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of well-defined studies contributing to vaccine discovery and development projects 
• Identify and establish new methods for testing immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of candidate vaccines, including new methods for detailed characterization of immune responses 
• Conduct research and develop methods to understand relationships among flaviviruses in pathogenesis and cross-reactive immunity after infection or vaccination. 
• Contribute to multidisciplinary vaccine development teams, coordinate activities with other team members, and manage activities of research associates. 
• Summarize results and conclusions in study reports and present data at internal meetings and scientific conferences 

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
• Participate in design, planning and execution of studies to test immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of viral vaccines 
• Develop and implement novel methods for detailed analysis of humoral and cellular immune responses to candidate vaccines. 
• Analyze and interpret study results and make recommendations to project teams 
• May require indirect supervision and guidance research associates in the execution of vaccine discovery projects 
• Participate on multifunctional project teams including liason with internal partners, timeline management and project status reporting. 
• Liaison with external collaborators/consultants to advance projects effectively. 
• Maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks. 
• Maintain current knowledge related to the field of vaccine research and development relevant to the assigned project. 
• Prepare technical reports, summaries, and power point presentations for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and management, and for inclusion in project reports. 
• Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility. 
• Possess oral and written scientific communication skills and present at internal and external scientific meetings. 


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 
• PhD in Microbiology, Virology, Immunology or related discipline with 0-2 years post-doctoral experience. 
• Knowledge in virological and immunological principles and methods as they relate to vaccine development. 
• Experience in virological and/or immunological assay methods, and ability to investigate and apply these methods for project advancement. 
• Experience in infectious disease models is desirable. 
• Experience with flaviviruses is highly desirable. 
• Possess advanced Microsoft Office, data entry, data presentation and analysis and computer skills. Training in JMP or comparable software is a plus. 
 





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