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Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Located in: Atlanta, Georgia
Degree Required: PhD
A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCIRD@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Two research opportunities are currently available with the Virology, Surveillance and Diagnosis Branch (VSDB) of the Influenza Division (ID), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Influenza Division's Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Activity conducts evidence-based analytical research studies on the mechanisms of attenuation of seasonal and zoonotic influenza viruses as they relate to public health areas of vaccine composition, attenuation, host-specificity, pathogenicity, and transmissibility, as well as antigenicity, and antiviral susceptibility, using a multidisciplinary approach of genetics, virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, epidemiology and bioinformatics.
The selected participant will be involved with research and development efforts to understand host specific attenuation of influenza A and B viruses using genomic sequence, biochemical, antigenic and other metadata to understand and predict the evolutionary and host-adaptive mechanisms of seasonal and zoonotic influenza viruses and improve upon public health countermeasures to the viruses.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be trained in the following activities:
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 1, 2019
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, with an emphasis in virology, molecular biology or biochemistry, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
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