The Geneva Foundation

Post Doctoral Fellow I

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


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.




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 Postdoctoral Fellow I provides assistance to the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, and Research Staff.  S/he ensures enrollment numbers are successfully met, when applicable, and protocol adherence, monitoring visits, overseeing regulatory and administrative details, data management assistance and project close-out support is provided. Responsibilities will include the production and design of monoclonal antibodies, conducting assays, developing ideas and concepts, and generating progress reports


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


About The Project


The project will first optimize the duration for which mAb 317 can circulate in the blood. This will be done by changing the sequence of the monoclonal antibody, such that it binds better to cell receptors that prevent antibody destruction. We will test if combinations of mAb 317 with TMV-NPNAx5 vaccine can confer immediate protection in mice and give one more dose of the vaccine to allow the boosting of antibodies and make the protection last for up to 4 months in the mouse model. If we find that the monoclonal antibody with the vaccine can work together in tandem, then this will be a novel concept in malaria, similar to what is used for Rabies. Rabies exposure is routinely treated with a combination of immunoglobulins and a vaccine. The last two aims in this proposal will test if the mouse data holds up in higher primates (rhesus monkeys) and we will finally take step that will enable the manufacturing of a batch of the monoclonal antibody component. This grant encompasses the first steps to translate a novel combination prophylaxis against malaria towards development of a drug product for clinical trials in humans.


Salary Range


$78,660 - $95,000. 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.


  • 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
  • Maintain and promote Geneva’s core values of Integrity, Superior Service to Customers, Quality, Teamwork, Innovation, and Respect for All
  • Possess a working knowledge of The Geneva Foundation’s Employee Handbook, User’s Guide and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as applicable
  • Remain accessible and accountable at all times during work hours and collects messages at least twice daily
  • Return telephone messages within 24 hours of receipt; return email messages in a timely manner as appropriate
  • Comply with the dress code of The Geneva Foundation and assigned duty station
  • Promote positive, professional relationships with co-workers and The Geneva Foundation
  • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)


  • PhD or MD required
  • 1-2 years medical research project management experience strongly desired, preferably with Department of Defense
  • Knowledge of military system, preferred.
  • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and available to interact with employees, clients and sponsors of all levels
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in fast-paced, high-pressured environment with strict deadlines and to manage multiple projects
  • Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software


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