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Postdoctorate fellow

Oregon Health & Science University
Beaverton, OR

Research Description:
NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: position open immediately (3+ years). An opening that is available now in the Division of Pathobiology & Immunology at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Beaverton, Oregon (near Portland, OR). We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to participate in an NIH-funded project investigating (1) human neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and Fc-variant mAbs against HIV-1 and (2) antigen-specific B cell sorting and mAb cloning from vaccinated nonhuman primates. Engineered and cloned mAbs will be tested for protection against infection in a rhesus macaque model for HIV-1 mucosal exposure.

The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. and will have a broad background in immunology, including B cell immunology and adaptive immunity. Interest or experience with anti-HIV-1 antibodies, experience in flow cytometry, B cell sorting and molecular biology techniques are highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience; OHSU follows the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral scientists.

OHSU and the ONPRC enjoys state-of-the-art, cutting-edge research facilities and cores and is ideal for primate-based laboratory research, as one of the seven National Primate Research Centers in the US. It is located on the West Campus of OHSU in Beaverton, 12 miles west of Portland, OR. The Division of Pathobiology & Immunology is shared by the ONPRC and the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI), where the laboratories are located. The ONPRC and VGTI together provide an environment that excels in imaging, pathology, virology, and immunology and the two research centers support a highly collaborative and scholarly program for fellows and graduate students.

OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workplace. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a CV to Ann Hessell, Research Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, 505 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006. Further information about how to formally apply will be provided to those who are interested.

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