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Postdoctoral Research Associate
We are looking for candidates with interest in HIV pathogenesis and vaccine testing, particularly as it relates to the pediatric population. Our group is pursuing studies in the rhesus macaque model and we are participating in human studies in adolescents and in pregnant women. Special interest areas include mucosal immunology, immune development and its regulation, and B cell immunity. We are increasingly applying single cell omics and would welcome candidates with knowledge of bioinformatics analysis tools.
Our group has several collaborative projects. UNC on a wider scale offers great networking opportunities for postdocs.
The candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills.
Link: None
Interested in Single-cell Spatial-omics and Tech Dev? Ya come to the right place!
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
The Jiang lab Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows and Computational Biologists
Research Scientist 2 - NHP Zika Virus studies
University of Washington, Gale Lab
Research in the Gale laboratory is focused on understanding the processes that trigger and control innate immunity and inflammation to program the immune response against RNA virus infection, and to define the virus-host interactions that control viral replication and the outcome of infection and immunity. We are also focused on defining the systems biology and innate immune interactions of acute and chronic microbial infection toward building interventions to fight disease and improve global health.

The Research Scientist 2 will organize and execute highly collaborative NHP ZIKV studies; they will also work to establish high-throughput assays to support the viral sequencing research in the Gale lab.
Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in NK Cell Biology
Duke University
Two positions are immediately available to work in the Division of Innate and Comparative Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine. These positions seek highly motivated candidates committed to developing an academic career in immunology and innate immunity to viral infections.

The individual(s) will work within the laboratories of Drs. R. Keith Reeves and Stephanie Jost where one position is to understand how natural killer (NK) cells contribute to the control of SARS-CoV-2 infection. NK cells are crucial in early immune defense against viruses and could significantly help control SARS-CoV-2 infection, yet hyperactivated NK cell responses also have the potential to cause lung damage. The postdoctoral fellow will work to comprehensively characterize and clarify the role of NK cells in both the control and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 specific to the gastrointestinal tract in nonhuman primate models. A second position is available to study the mechanisms of formation of adaptive and antigen-specific NK cell responses against SIV, influenza, and CMV infections and vaccines. Both positions are fully NIH supported.

We seek:
• Recent Ph.D. graduates in Immunology, Virology, or Cell Biology. Experience with flow cytometry and other immunological techniques is essential. Prior experience with virology, nonhuman primate models, or primary cell culture is highly desirable.
• Collaborative, ambitious, and scientifically driven individuals, with a track record of productive research.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently to develop research projects as well as mentor others.
We offer:
• A highly collaborative and supportive environment with the opportunity for both intellectual and professional growth.

• Opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge immunological techniques and computational skills.

• Excellent environment and resources at Duke Research and Discovery @ RTP.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in HIV Cure and Mtb pathogenesis and vaccine development
Oregon Health & Science University
The Estes Lab is currently recruiting two highly self-motivated and energetic postdoctoral fellows to lead projects in NHP models of HIV/SIV reservoir dynamics/cure or Mtb vaccine development using advanced spatial frameworks, via advanced in situ hybridization and immunofluorescent techniques, and spatial transcriptomic approches. A background in a relevant immunology lab is required. Direct experience working on Mtb, HIV/SIV, non-human primate models, multiplexed in situ hybridization and protein immune-fluorescence, and/or multi-spectral imaging is highly desirable but not required.
Assistant Scientist and/or Postdoctoral Fellow in HIV cure
Oregon Health & Science Unversity
Want to study how allogeneic stem cell transplantation can cure HIV? Want to lead studies aimed at answering this question in nonhuman primate AND humans? Want to do all of this in sunny Portland, Oregon? If this sounds interesting to you, then please email Jonah Sacha at: for more information.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Frederick National Lab
Please consider joining the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program at the Frederick National Lab for a post-doc position starting immediately. We are looking for an energetic scientist who would like to work on HIV cure and viral transmission working with a great group of scientists. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Contact Brandon Keele if interested.
Staff Scientist 1
Frederick National Laboratory
The Tissue Analysis Core (TAC) at the AIDS and Virus Cancer Program in Frederick, Maryland, is looking for a new creative and motivated member. We are helping principal investigators within our program and all around the world by providing state of the art image analysis. We are constantly developing new assays from tetramer staining to multiplex fluorescent assay like CODEX approach to answer key questions in HIV research. We are dedicated to give the most accurate quantification to our collaborators by using AI and learning machine approaches for each of our staining.
If you can multitask, are creative, can have a critical judgment on your own work, want to publish while generating really amazing pictures and working with the nicest team you should contact us! The TAC team is waiting for you!
Postdoc Opportunity in HIV immunology
Scripps Research Florida
The Martins lab in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Florida is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to lead an NIH-funded project focused on pre-clinical development of immune interventions against HIV/AIDS. The successful applicant will work on approaches to improve AAV-mediated gene therapy with anti-HIV biologics in rhesus macaques, with the ultimate goal of achieving durable control of SIV/SHIV replication in the absence of antiretroviral therapy.


• The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment focused on pre-clinical development of immune interventions against HIV/AIDS.
• Specific responsibilities include planning, designing, completing and troubleshooting assays.
• The candidate will be expected to prepare technical summaries for presentation during lab meetings, compose manuscripts for publication, and present results at national and international meetings.
• The ideal candidate should be committed to pursuing a career in research and have interest in innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat infectious disease of global relevance.


• Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D.
• Applicants should have a strong background in immunology and virology. Emphasis on of retrovirology is preferred, but not required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
• Candidates will also be expected to work independently and as part of a team of collaborators.
• Experience working with nonhuman primates is preferred, but not required.
• This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Mauricio Martins at
Postdoc position- HIV-1/SIV Reservoir dynamics in nonhuman primate models of HIV/AIDS
Tulane national primate research center
Tulane national primate research center
Website @TulaneNPRC
TNPRC, Covington, LA
Open Date
Jul 28, 2021

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Division of Immunology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in the lab of Joseph Mudd to study mechanisms of HIV-1/SIV persistence in nonhuman primate models of HIV-1/AIDS. The overall research focus of the lab is to investigate the role persistent co-pathogens such as CMV in driving HIV-1 reservoir persistence. This lab explores these questions in nonhuman primate models of HIV-1 infection, and the candidate will spearhead a ~30 animal study employing immune cell phenotyping, SIV DNA and RNA quantification, and SIV integration site assays to understand how the SIV reservoir evolves in the presence or absence of persistent co-pathogens.



Ph.D., D.V.M and/or M.D. in a biological science


Prior experience in molecular biology, microscopy, cell culture, bacterial culture and immunological assays
Strong communication skills both verbal and written
Proficiency with common laboratory equipment and techniques required
Knowledge of command line processing tools for sequencing alignment and de novo assembly, various R packages for visualization, FlowJo, and Graphpad Prism.
Organization and supervisory skills required


Prior experience with HIV-1 reservoir assays in primary patient CD4 T cells
Command-line skills and one or more other programming languages
Grant and manuscript writing skills
Application Instructions

Candidates must apply in Interfolio and provide the following materials for submission:


Cover Letter

Contact Reference
Post doc positions in SIV persistence and immunotherapy; and COVID-19
Emory University, Yerkes Primate Center
The laboratory of Mirko Paiardini at Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is seeking two highly-motivated post-doctoral research fellows to lead recently NIH-funded studies on HIV immunology and persistence. Utilizing SIV-infected non-human primates (NHPs), the fellow will investigate the cellular and anatomical distribution of the quiescent, replication-competent viral reservoir that persists during long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) and, utilizing cutting-edge immunotherapy approaches, investigate strategies to limit viral persistence and enhance antiviral responses with the goal of facilitating durable viral remission upon ART cessation. Applicants will also have the opportunity to utilize SARS-CoV-2-infected NHPs to test therapeutics and investigate post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Long COVID).

Located within the Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), the Paiardini lab has existing collaborations within Merck & Co., ImmunityBio, and ViiV Healthcare. Interested candidate are encouraged to directly email Dr. Paiardini ( with a cover letter, their CV, and a list of three professional references, and apply to the online posting on Emory University’s Careers site (faculty posting #56862). Recent publications related to the projects with open positions include Hoang et al., Cell, 2021; Harper et al., Nat Med, 2020; and McGary et al., Immunity, 2017. For more information on our research program, please see PubMed and Google Scholar.

Postdoctoral fellow or Research Scientist
Tulane University
A position for a post-doctoral fellow or research scientist is available in the Kaur laboratory in the Division of Immunology at the Tulane National Primate Research fellow. Candidates interested in research on maternal-fetal immunity and immune determinants of placental transmission in NHP animal models of congenital viral infections such as CMV should contact Miti Kaur at for more information.
Postdoctoral and Research Scientist positions available to study transmission and persistence in NHP.
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Postdoctoral and Research Scientist positions are available to study SIV mucosal transmission, Reservoir formation and rebound, and in vivo antibody function in the Hope Laboratory. To facilitate this work we utilize PET/CT guided necropsy to identify the small pieces of tissue containing SIV infected cells. Come to Chicago and learn this approach knowing you can use it as a foundation to start your own lab.
Biosafety Officer
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
The Biosafety Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive biosafety program within Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) across research labs and animal areas at Texas Biomedical Research Institute with an emphasis on the high and maximum containment laboratories (A/BSL-3/4) and Federal Select Agent Program.

The Biosafety Officer promotes safe practices and procedures in biological research, stimulates responsible activities among faculty, staff and students, provides education and guidance for the safe conduct of biological research, and ensures compliance with National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Agriculture, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and regulations. As an Alternate Responsible Official for the Institute’s select agent program, this position assists the Responsible Official, with implementation of, and ensuring compliance with all aspects of the Select Agent Program in accordance with applicable select agent regulations.
Repost (Corrected): Assistant Staff Scientist
Oregon Health & Science University
Looking to hire a highly motivated and talented individual with an MD, PhD, or DVM and at least 3 years' postdoctoral experience to provide leadership and to contribute to the team science in the combined labs of Nancy Haigwood and Ann Hessell, to further the goals of NIH-funded HIV research in nonhuman primate models. These grants include research in the areas of: (1) modification of Fc regions of human monoclonal antibodies to improve performance in vivo; (2) testing of novel recombinant pseudoviruses as defective interfering particles, part of a functional cure strategy; and (3) testing immunotherapeutic approaches to limit disease in newborn and infant macaques. Experience in basic virology, immunology including flow cytometry, with some molecular biology is needed, as well as willingness to design and perform research in nonhuman primates. Preferred candidates will have Interests and experience in HIV broadly neutralizing antibodies, viral reservoirs and viral evolution and/or innate and adaptive immunity in primates or humans. A proven track record handling multiple priorities and projects is also strongly preferred.
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