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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Principal Investigator (Microbiology / Biodefense)


Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Center for Aerobiological Sciences, Department of Animal Studies in Fort Detrick, Maryland seeks to recruit a dynamic principal investigator to join a multidisciplinary team that conducts and supports research on the development of medical countermeasures against aerosol exposure to biological threat agents.

The selected candidate will develop animal models for diseases caused by inhalation of relevant biothreat agents to include bacterial, viral, and protein toxins in BSL-2 or higher containment laboratories. Studies may include characterization of disease pathogenesis, host immune responses, and evaluation of potential medical countermeasures to include vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics for these agents. Other responsibilities will include training and mentoring technical staff and giving briefings and presentations that highlight projects, objectives, progress, accomplishments and opportune areas to Army management and the scientific community as well as publishing original research results in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants must have the ability to evaluate broad areas of biology to identify the best synergies between scientific opportunities and Army needs. Experience must have been in or related to the work of the position and equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or D.V.M., or M.D. degree and have minimum of 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Experience with laboratory animals and good laboratory practices (GLP) are desired. Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong computer skills are required.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be able to obtain a secret clearance, and comply with provisions of the Ethics in Government Act. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and bibliography via e-mail to division administrator Ms. Tiffany Williams at tiffany.williams@amedd.army.mil . In addition, three letters of recommendations must be sent directly from referees to division Chief Dr. Louise Pitt via email at louise.pitt@amedd.army.mil . This is an advanced announcement. The official announcement will be available on 09/08/2008 and you need apply at www.cpol.army.mil.

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