Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Post Doctoral Scientist - Vaccines/Immunity

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist


    The PI is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate or Research Scientist to investigate congenital human cytomegalovirus (congenital CMV) infection.

    Projects will investigate

    (1) immune responses among infants and children with cCMV infection;
    (2) viral strain identification from cCMV patients;
    (3) in vitro and murine models for cCMV pathogenesis.

    We seek an individual with molecular virology experience (particularly CMV or other herpesviruses) and experience or interest in RNAseq methods and analysis.



    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


    What Will You Be Doing?

    General requirements: Works under the mentorship of an established Principal Investigator (Dr. Masako Shimamura) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (RINCH) to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research in a specific scientific area.


    From the results of studies, helps to develop hypotheses for further investigation. Prepares technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations. Publishes scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals. Works toward a goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort, and eventually obtaining external research funding. Appointment as a Post Doc is a maximum of 5 years in length. Appointment as a Research Scientist is contingent upon continued funding for the project.


    What Are We Looking For?

    • M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in Immunology, Virology, or Cell Biology
    • Experience in cell culture, PCR, western blot, flow cytometry
    • Experience with mouse or animal models preferred
    • Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills. Ability to work well with others.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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