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Biomedical research jobs in observance of National HIV Testing Day

6/27/2019 12:42:13 PM

Today, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing as a routine healthcare practice. In the U.S., nearly one in seven of the 1.1 million people infected with the virus aren’t even aware of their status. Plus, it is estimated that 40 percent of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they have it. Early testing can lead to better health outcomes for patients and reduced transmission of the virus.  

For a personal take on why early HIV testing matters, read the commentary on the associated ASBMB health observance webpage penned by Communications Director Angela Hopp. Additionally, science writer Jonathan Griffin has curated a collection of recent HIV research news there as well.  

We all can play a role in spreading awareness by reminding friends and families to get tested, sharing out information on social media and advocating for continued HIV research funding. Here, at the careers blog, we are observing this day by bringing you a roundup of recent biomedical research jobs focused on HIV diagnostics, prevention and treatment.  

Weekly jobs roundup  

  • The Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Laboratory within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is hiring for both a research specialist and research technologist. The lab specializes in the quantification of small molecules, which includes anti-infectives in biological specimens, using liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) analyses. It serves as a testing site for the HIV Prevention Trials Network. Both positions require a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry, molecular biology or a comparable biological or physical-science area, with the specialist position requiring two years of previous lab experience. No application deadlines are provided.  
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (aka HJF) is seeking a research assistant to support the Military HIV Research Program located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md. The research will focus on the analysis of both HIV vaccine-elicited immune and neutralizing-antibody responses. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline and up to two years of lab experience. No application deadline is provided.  
  • The Duke Human Vaccine Institute located within the Duke University School of Medicine is on a hiring spree with at least 24 vacant positions currently listed on the university’s job board. The institute conducts R&D, clinical trials and manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics for HIV and other emerging pathogens. The positions include functions related to laboratory research, clinical-research trials, manufacturing/process development, data management, program management, and grants and contracts administration. There are openings available for bachelor’s to Ph.D.-level scientists. Check out the listings for more info.  
  • The Structural Bioinformatics Core Section within the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Bethesda, Md.) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to develop new methods for computational vaccine and antibody design against HIV and other viruses. See the posting for details on qualifications. The application deadline is July 1.  
  • The Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Bethesda, Md.) has an open call for postdoctoral research fellows to study fundamental aspects of viral biology for a range of human viruses like HIV. See the LVD website for more information on research areas and a list of PIs. Applications must be tailored toward a specific PI and submitted to a general email inbox listed in the advertisement. More details on qualifications and application materials are provided in the posting.  
  • The Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens within the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University has a tenure-track faculty opening at the assistant or associate professor level. The center is specifically recruiting candidates with expertise in tuberculosis or tuberculosis and HIV research areas. See the listing for more details. No application deadline is provided.  
  • The biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is hiring a research scientist to design biomarker and diagnostic strategies in support of the HIV Cure Program at its Seattle location. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in immunology, virology or a similar field and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience. No application deadline is provided.

Donna Kridelbaugh is a contributor to the ASBMB Careers Blog. She holds an advanced degree in microbiology and is a former lab manager.   

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