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The Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology (LMIV) was commissioned in 2009 to conduct basic and applied research relevant to malaria immunology and vaccine development, to pursue novel vaccine concepts, to produce prototype malaria vaccines, and to conduct early-phase clinical trials of promising vaccine candidates. Our overarching goal is to develop malaria vaccines that will reduce severe disease and death among African children and pregnant women and will eliminate malaria from low-transmission areas of the world.
This position is project based and the initial appointment is not to exceed two (2) years but may be extended without further competition up to a total of four (4) years.
If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:
- Investigate research objectives relevant to the overall goals of the laboratory.
- Assume major responsibility for the planning and development of experiments and experimental protocols.
- Develop methods for and collect, organize, and record experimental data in a form suitable for publication and future reference by others.
- Carry out complete analyses of data, applying standard statistical methods such as dispersion, analysis of variance, and regression and correlation analysis.
- Select and order the specific kind and amount of animals, media, buffers, reagents, tissue samples, and other material required.