Postdoctoral Fellow - Diamond lab

Department of Experimental Therapeutics (ET) seeks a recent graduate for a research fellow position with experience in molecular virology and willing to engage in product development and basic studies. The position will require the successful candidate to manipulate attenuated poxvirus genomes in a bacterial artificial chromosome system with the eventual goal of conducting expression studies in vitro and with animal models. The overall goal of this project is to re-engineer a vaccine that is undergoing clinical investigation to improve stability for upcoming advanced clinical trials towards obtaining FDA approval for marketing purposes. The ideal candidate will have multiple years of experience as a graduate student or early stage research fellow in manipulating viral genomes and experience in T cell immunology, preferably in both human and murine systems. Successful applicant will have experience with mice, human peripheral blood lymphocytes, and flow cytometry as an adjunct to their focus on molecular biology and virology. There is a rich environment and history for conducting such studies in the department. The ET Website has more project details:

Dr. Diamond’s bio is available at:

See also PM:25412505, PM:23308079, PM:18538366, PM:19969118, PM:16388983, PM:15090456.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • A recent doctoral degree, preferably PhD or equivalent, in an accredited graduate school/institution.
  • Skills in molecular biology, virology, cellular immunology, including flow cytometry, mouse immunology, an exposure to bacteriology or bacterial artificial chromosomes is preferable, but not required.

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