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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines and Biologics

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.64.51.C0631 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Cleveland, Megan Hussey megan.cleveland@nist.gov 301.975.5473

Description

Biologic products such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), viral vaccines and some gene therapies are produced using cell lines and may become contaminated with adventitious agents during the manufacturing process via cell banks, raw materials, or the environment. These adventitious agents can potentially cause harm to recipients. Current testing methods are very time consuming and may not detect all types of viral adventitious agents. Next-generation sequencing offers the potential for nontargeted detection and rapid turnaround time. The Applied Genetics Group is investigating potential standards and methods for NGS detection of viral adventitious agents. Applicants with experience in molecular biology, qPCR, digital PCR, cell culture, viral propagation, bioinformatics or next-generation sequencing are encouraged to apply.   

Keywords:
biologics; virus; molecular biology; NGS; cell culture

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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