The AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that pursues basic and applied studies aimed at improving our understanding of AIDS-associated viruses and disease, including studies intended to facilitate the improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS, and AIDS related tumors, particularly those associated with other viruses such as KSHV. The Program consists of five independent but highly interactive research Sections headed by Principal Investigators, whose work spans from fundamental molecular virology through in vitro studies, to in vivo studies in non-human primate (NHP) models, to international viral epidemiology. The ACVP also has eight Research Support Core Groups (Cores) that provide critical and often unique technical support capabilities to ACVP and other laboratories within the NCI and NIH and to extramural investigators.
A postdoctoral position is available for a talented, motivated, and hardworking postdoctoral fellow to investigate the dynamics of innate and adaptive immune responses to HIV infection specifically utilizing nonhuman primate models. The successful candidate will have a strong background in immunology, be familiar with molecular and cell biology methods as well as host genetics and be willing to take on a challenging research project. Prior virology-related work is not required. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research team exploring many aspects of HIV biology. The postdoctoral fellow will have an appointment within the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The laboratory is located in the charming and economical town of Frederick Maryland. As a fellow at the Frederick National Lab, you will have access to all of the benefits of an NIH postdoctoral fellow including access to seminars and lectures in Frederick and at the NIH Bethesda campus. Salary will follow NIH guidelines. Candidates should include a statement of interest, career goals and a curriculum vitae. While letters of reference from mentors familiar with the applicants scientific abilities will be required, this is not needed for first contact. Additional information about the Keele lab may be found at: Keele_Lab.