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Postdoctoral Fellow (603605)

Company Name:
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP), pursues multidisciplinary research programs in basic and applied molecular virology, viral immunology, and retroviral pathogenesis.
job
DESCRIPTION
We are looking for an energetic, driven, and focused individual who can independently perform molecular biology and cell culture assays to develop independent research project. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct research with Dr. Brandon Keele, Principal
investigator
of the Retroviral Evolution Section, utilizing state-of-the-art sequencing approaches with nonhuman primate models of AIDS to address basic and applied research questions including viral transmission, dynamics and evolution, immune evasion, viral persistence and reservoirs.
Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Possession of a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- Possession of a PhD in virology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, or related discipline.
- Years of experience beyond the doctoral degree are not required; however candidates must have demonstrated ability to productively conduct scientific research projects in relevant or related disciplines.
- This
position
is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- We are seeking a highly motivated individual with prior experience working with retroviruses under BSL2 biocontainment conditions, familiarity with propagation of retroviruses in vitro, basic molecular biology skills including DNA/RNA extraction from a variety of cell types and tissues, and a general understanding of viral evolution and population genetics are desired.
- Proficiency in basic
computer
skills (Word, Excel) is desired.
Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.
Leidos Overview:Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence
community
, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.
Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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