Senior Science Advisor - Mucosal Immunology
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Senior Science Advisor - Mucosal Immunology
Henry M. Jackson Foundation, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Rockledge, Maryland

HJF is seeking a Senior Science Adviser - Mucosal Immunology to work at HJF-DAIDS, an operational division of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), that provides scientific and operations support for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of AIDS (DAIDS), located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DAIDS. The individual will provide support to the Vaccine Research Program (VRP) Vaccine Clinical Research Branch (VCRB).

Responsibilities:
1. Provide subject matter expertise on innate immunology, the development of adjuvants and in vivo models for assessing the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
2. Provide subject matter expertise needed for the development of mucosal laboratory assays and/or point-of-care diagnostic strategies in the context of vaccine clinical trials. Specific areas of expertise include mucosal immunology, measurement and evaluation of mucosal immune responses, measurement of vaccine-induced immune responses, detection of HIV infection in the presence of vaccine-induced seropositivity, host genetics and innate immunity and mechanisms by which vaccines and adjuvants induce adaptive immunity in vivo.
3. Evaluate concepts, proposals, protocols and reports on assay development, implementation and validation. Develop scientific recommendations for implementing mucosal and innate assays in clinical trials and in resource-limited settings.
4. Analyze data, estimate resources, and prepare reports for the scientific needs required for the assessment of mucosal immune responses and its impact on data quality in clinical trials, and use this information to make recommendations regarding product development.
5. Analyze grant and contract portfolios, analyze public scientific literature in areas of scientific expertise and make recommendations for clinical and discovery laboratory programs.
6. Serve as the coordination point for internal working groups, grantees, domestic and international organizations to provide grant and contract portfolio analysis and analysis of public scientific literature in areas of scientific expertise and make recommendations to NIAID staff on the implications of such advances, opportunities and resources for current and potential NIAID-supported research programs. These activities may include organizing and conducting meetings or conference calls to seek potential areas of collaboration, organizing the identification, collection, distribution and validation of biological materials as well as ensuring the quality of materials acquired and product produced. Activities require
ongoing awareness of national and international efforts in assigned and related program areas. For planning purposes, estimate attending 2-3 domestic and 1 international meeting per year, attending professional society meetings, national/international workshops, and conferences.
7. Participate in an advisory capacity in NIAID meetings and other modes of communication with partners/collaborators to promote the scientific agenda of the NIAID, identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information, and develop and implement action plans for collaborative activities.
8. Provide expert support to NIAID staff relevant to the issues that impact HIV and AIDS clinical programs, collaborations, and product development efforts. This may involve clinical trial agreements, confidentiality or disclosure agreements, or strategies to facilitate private sector participation I NIAID programs. This support will be used by NIAID staff to triage projects involving legal matters to the NIAID Office of Technology Development (OTD), track the flow and completion of programmatic work, and facilitate uniform and consistent application of relevant policies within NIAID and NIAID-sponsored activities.
9. Completes other projects as needed, including HJF-DAIDS assigned tasks such as submission of status reports and attendance at meetings.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of Immunology and/or HIV literature and/or Vaccine Development. Experience with the performance of immune monitoring laboratory tests, including interpretation of tests results. Understanding/knowledge of mucosal immunology, principles of clinical laboratory quality assurance and proficiency testing procedures. Effective organizational and science management skills in the field of Immunology or HIV/AIDS or Vaccine development. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook required; familiarity with MS Project, MS Access, SharePoint desirable. Excellent analytical skill. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Must be able to format complicated data for clear presentation and understanding, and to present technical information effectively to both professional and lay audiences. Must have knowledge of Federal grant and contract laws, regulations and policies, including basic knowledge of FDA regulations in 21 CFR parts 11, 58; 42 CFR part 493, ICH Q9 and Q10 and GCLP guidelines. Must demonstrate through experience or training familiarity with general research administration activities as they relate to a research environment. Must have experience in working with spreadsheets and data systems and must have a general understanding of the OMB Circulars A-110 and A-21.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:
A Ph.D. in immunology or virology with at least 3-5 years of post-doctoral experience. At least 3 years must be directly related to bench research.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years related experience in scientific project or program management.

Work Environment: office and laboratory setting

To Apply:
Apply online at https://online.hjf.org/psc/eapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and use job ID 207822 .

It is a condition of employment with HJF-DAIDS that contractors undergo a favorable National Agency Check and Inquiry Investigation plus a Credit Check (NACIC), a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI), or a Limited Background Investigation (LBI).

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.
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Senior Science Advisor - Mucosal Immunology
Henry M. Jackson Foundation, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Rockledge, Maryland

HJF is seeking a Senior Science Adviser - Mucosal Immunology to work at HJF-DAIDS, an operational division of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), that provides scientific and operations support for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of AIDS (DAIDS), located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DAIDS. The individual will provide support to the Vaccine Research Program (VRP) Vaccine Clinical Research Branch (VCRB).

Responsibilities:
1. Provide subject matter expertise on innate immunology, the development of adjuvants and in vivo models for assessing the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
2. Provide subject matter expertise needed for the development of mucosal laboratory assays and/or point-of-care diagnostic strategies in the context of vaccine clinical trials. Specific areas of expertise include mucosal immunology, measurement and evaluation of mucosal immune responses, measurement of vaccine-induced immune responses, detection of HIV infection in the presence of vaccine-induced seropositivity, host genetics and innate immunity and mechanisms by which vaccines and adjuvants induce adaptive immunity in vivo.
3. Evaluate concepts, proposals, protocols and reports on assay development, implementation and validation. Develop scientific recommendations for implementing mucosal and innate assays in clinical trials and in resource-limited settings.
4. Analyze data, estimate resources, and prepare reports for the scientific needs required for the assessment of mucosal immune responses and its impact on data quality in clinical trials, and use this information to make recommendations regarding product development.
5. Analyze grant and contract portfolios, analyze public scientific literature in areas of scientific expertise and make recommendations for clinical and discovery laboratory programs.
6. Serve as the coordination point for internal working groups, grantees, domestic and international organizations to provide grant and contract portfolio analysis and analysis of public scientific literature in areas of scientific expertise and make recommendations to NIAID staff on the implications of such advances, opportunities and resources for current and potential NIAID-supported research programs. These activities may include organizing and conducting meetings or conference calls to seek potential areas of collaboration, organizing the identification, collection, distribution and validation of biological materials as well as ensuring the quality of materials acquired and product produced. Activities require
ongoing awareness of national and international efforts in assigned and related program areas. For planning purposes, estimate attending 2-3 domestic and 1 international meeting per year, attending professional society meetings, national/international workshops, and conferences.
7. Participate in an advisory capacity in NIAID meetings and other modes of communication with partners/collaborators to promote the scientific agenda of the NIAID, identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information, and develop and implement action plans for collaborative activities.
8. Provide expert support to NIAID staff relevant to the issues that impact HIV and AIDS clinical programs, collaborations, and product development efforts. This may involve clinical trial agreements, confidentiality or disclosure agreements, or strategies to facilitate private sector participation I NIAID programs. This support will be used by NIAID staff to triage projects involving legal matters to the NIAID Office of Technology Development (OTD), track the flow and completion of programmatic work, and facilitate uniform and consistent application of relevant policies within NIAID and NIAID-sponsored activities.
9. Completes other projects as needed, including HJF-DAIDS assigned tasks such as submission of status reports and attendance at meetings.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of Immunology and/or HIV literature and/or Vaccine Development. Experience with the performance of immune monitoring laboratory tests, including interpretation of tests results. Understanding/knowledge of mucosal immunology, principles of clinical laboratory quality assurance and proficiency testing procedures. Effective organizational and science management skills in the field of Immunology or HIV/AIDS or Vaccine development. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook required; familiarity with MS Project, MS Access, SharePoint desirable. Excellent analytical skill. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Must be able to format complicated data for clear presentation and understanding, and to present technical information effectively to both professional and lay audiences. Must have knowledge of Federal grant and contract laws, regulations and policies, including basic knowledge of FDA regulations in 21 CFR parts 11, 58; 42 CFR part 493, ICH Q9 and Q10 and GCLP guidelines. Must demonstrate through experience or training familiarity with general research administration activities as they relate to a research environment. Must have experience in working with spreadsheets and data systems and must have a general understanding of the OMB Circulars A-110 and A-21.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:
A Ph.D. in immunology or virology with at least 3-5 years of post-doctoral experience. At least 3 years must be directly related to bench research.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years related experience in scientific project or program management.

Work Environment: office and laboratory setting

To Apply:
Apply online at https://online.hjf.org/psc/eapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and use job ID 207822 .

It is a condition of employment with HJF-DAIDS that contractors undergo a favorable National Agency Check and Inquiry Investigation plus a Credit Check (NACIC), a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI), or a Limited Background Investigation (LBI).

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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