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Opportunity at U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)

Novel Virus Characterization and Disease Causality—Center for Genomic Sciences


U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, US Army Medical Research Insti Infec Diseases

RO# Location
97.20.00.B7866 Fort Detrick, MD 217025011


Name E-mail Phone
Palacios, Gustavo F 301.619.8732


A research opportunity is available for an Associate interested in working on programs to characterize novel emerging viruses. The field of virus discovery has burgeoned with the advent of high throughput sequencing platforms and bioinformatics programs that enable rapid identification and molecular characterization of known and novel agents. However, the gold standard for proof of causation is still the criteria established by Loeffler and Koch known as Koch's postulates with the modifications by Lipkin, Rivers, Fredericks, and Relman. The current opportunity will focus on the development and optimization of animal models and in vitro systems for the early characterization, including proof-of-causation, of novel emerging pathogens.

USAMRIID is the lead Department of Defense (DOD) laboratory for biodefense research. USAMRIID—Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS) hosts a wide-variety of research programs, all of which are enhanced by access to excellent basic and animal BSL-3/4 biocontainment facilities for work with highly infectious bacterial and viral pathogens. USAMRIID—CGS is highly integrated with several other departments within the Institute (e.g., countermeasure development, diagnostics, and vaccine programs), which creates an ideal environment for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Training in virology, and/or infectious disease is required. Applicants must have experience in classical virology and/or handling of small animals in a containment setting.


Biomedical sciences; Virology; Emerging viruses; Causality; Pathogenesis Animal models;


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