The Geneva Foundation

Post Doctoral Fellow I

Req No.
2022-3192
Category
Office of Research Management (ORM)
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Locations
US-MD-Silver Spring
<b> Location : Name </b>
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research WRAIR

Overview

About The Geneva Foundation

 

The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1993 with the purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. This purpose is accomplished through our mission to advance military medicine through research, development, and education. Our vision is to lead the way in transforming military medicine. Our culture is living our core values that focus on a higher purpose. Geneva serves a diverse population and is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a central focus of the employee experience. As a leader in military medical research, we develop critical lifesaving solutions for the global community – and build rewarding careers for our employees.

 

Benefits

 

Our benefits package includes financial rewards that are a significant part of the employee's total rewards compensation package. Geneva's highly competitive benefits include medical, dental, and vision healthcare, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings account, with employer contribution. Coverage is provided for employees and family members including domestic partners. Short-and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Life & ADD insurance, 403b retirement plan with generous employer match, flexible leave options, 11 paid holidays per year, and up to 4 weeks of paid time off in a rolling year. Employees may qualify for PSLF as Geneva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Full time positions come with all benefits. Part time and intermittent positions may vary.

 

About The Position

 

The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to work on a project aiming to design a malaria vaccine antigen. Research approach will be driven by insights gained from studying antigen-antibody complexes. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on developing a new generation of immunogens suitable for structural and biophysical studies, and antibody production and immunochemical characterization.

 

This is an on-site position assigned to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in Silver Spring, Maryland. A thorough government background check will be required.

 

About The Project

 

“Rational Design of an Immunogen for Protection Against Plasmodium vivax Malaria”

 

The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to work on a project aiming to design a malaria vaccine antigen. Research approach will be driven by insights gained from studying antigen-antibody complexes. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on developing a new generation of immunogens suitable for structural and biophysical studies, and antibody production and immunochemical characterization.

 

Salary 

 

$60,000. Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and assist the Principle Investigator, Co-Investigators and research team in the performance the research study
  • Contribute to the drafting and submitting of abstracts, manuscripts and reports for dissemination
  • Prepare progress reports on research as required
  • Analyze and write-up data
  • Present complex information effectively to a range of audiences
  • Provide data management assistance
  • Provide project close-out support

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or other relevant field required
  • Experience with mammalian and/or bacterial expression systems, protein purification, and protein characterization is highly desired
  • Work will involve routine immunizations/bleeds on mice. Experience or willingness to train and work with mice is a requirement
  • Independence, creativity, strong communication and writing skills are required
  • Candidates must be able to work with researchers of diverse backgrounds and scientific expertise

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