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Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Biochemistry and Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted 04/29/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Two postdoctoral associate positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Fikri Avci for NIH-supported
projects. Avci Lab is moving to Emory University School of Medicine in July 2022 as a member of the
Department of Biochemistry and Emory Vaccine Center. Avci Lab is an interdisciplinary research group with an objective to explore the treatment of and
protection from infectious diseases and cancer by understanding key molecular and cellular
interactions between the components of the immune system and carbohydrate antigens associated
with microbes or cancers. The projects will focus on, but not be limited to, the molecular and cellular
basis for activation of immune responses by bacterial, viral, or cancer-associated carbohydrate
antigens. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn and apply immunological and
biochemical tools to study key mechanisms by which carbohydrate antigens induce immune
responses. Based on the mechanisms discovered, we will design and develop knowledge-based,
new-generation vaccines or therapeutics and test their protection by in vivo disease models.
Specific projects include the use of humanized mouse models and translational studies involving
human subjects.Emory University offers a highly collaborative, top-notch training and research environment in
biomedical sciences. The Department of Biochemistry is a leading research division at Emory University
School of Medicine. Our diverse studies exploring many key areas of biochemistry, molecular and
structural biology, applied toward a better understanding of diverse, fundamental biological processes
with potential or established links to human health and disease. Emory Vaccine Center is one of the
largest academic vaccine centers in the world. Expertise at the Center spans the disciplines of basic
immunology, infectious diseases, biodefense pathogens, and cancer immunology.Interested candidates should apply online to include their Curriculum vitae, a short letter of interest
outlining experience and research goals, and the names and contact information of three references.
Inquiries can be sent to: avcilab@gmail.com.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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