*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Biotechnology Core Facility Branch (BCFB), Division of Scientific Resources at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) in collaboration with the Immunology Laboratory Team (ILT), Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch (IPB), Influenza Division (ID), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The selected participant will provide bioinformatics support for a collaborative project between ILT and BCFB whose aim is a comprehensive immunome, metabolome, microbiome, epigenetic and proteome analysis in response to influenza vaccination and infection.
During the fellowship, the participant will:
- Assemble genomes and transcriptomes (B-cell receptor (BCR) sequencing)
- Develop reference databases and platform for proteomics Ig-seq mining
- Provide proteomic informatics support, mining of databases for Ig-seq assembly
- Contribute to the exploration and development of diagnostic biomarkers
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 26, 2021; start date is flexible
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCEZID@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.