CBER Vacancy Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowship in B cell Immunology

Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides
Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products
Office of Vaccines Research and Review
FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Bethesda, MD

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the expression of BAFF system molecules. (ref. J. Immunol. 2008 Jul 15;181(2):976-90 and Eur. J Immunol. 2007 Jul;37(7):1785-95).


Knowledge of molecular biology (i.e. cloning, expression, and purification of proteins) and immunology (i.e. flow cytometry, ELISPOT, immunofluorescence microscopy) techniques as well as experience in handling mice is essential. Strong communication skills and the ability to design well-controlled experiments are required.

FDA/CBER’s Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides is located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland and offers an excellent environment for professional development.

Salary Range :

Candidates who hold a PhD or MD degree will be offered competitive salary depending on their experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit curriculum vitae, names and contact information of references, along with a cover letter describing your carrier goals by February 1, 2009 to:

Mustafa Akkoyunlu MD PhD
Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products,
Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides,
Building 29, Room 127,
29 Lincoln Drive , HFM-428,
Bethesda, MD 20892

Telephone: 301-402-7198
Email: Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov

For further information, please visit our website at http://www.fda.gov/cber/inside/vacancy.htm.

Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.

Updated: December 5, 2008