Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics - Tropical Medicine (90005926)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7078002 (Ref:6898-en_US)

Posted: May 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine (https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/tropical-medicine/research/vaccine-development) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support its ongoing development and characterization of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist with interest and expertise in immunology and/or virology to join the Center for Vaccine Development. Our goal is to test and optimize the immune response to vaccines against coronaviruses.  The team, led by scientists with experience in vaccine development for neglected and emerging infectious diseases is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher. Baylor is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and a strong infrastructure for research and career development.

Job Duties

  • Participate in vaccine development efforts in collaboration with biological scientists throughout the academic community, with a goal of bringing new vaccines against coronaviruses and other pathogens to the clinic.
  • Perform antigen-specific biochemical assays to assess antigen functionality; conduct ELISAs to characterize antigen/antibody binding in vitro and to assess the immune response using sera from vaccinated animals; develop and execute pseudo-virus assays to characterize sera from immunized animals; conduct live-virus challenge experiments to assess the efficacy of vaccine test articles.
  • All work must be documented and reported in a timely manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in immunology or virology or a related discipline
  • Four years of hands-on laboratory experience in medicinal/organic chemistry and/or a related field and a track record of quality publications and/or patents in these areas.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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