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Post Doctoral Fellow I - Malaria Research

Company: THE GENEVA FOUNDATION
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*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.

_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.

*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

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.)

*Qualifications*

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or other relevant field.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Bethesda, MD 20814: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: THE GENEVA FOUNDATION, Bethesda , Post Doctoral Fellow I - Malaria Research, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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