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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Center in the Immunology & Vaccine Development Program of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division is dedicated to understanding human immune responses and mechanisms of vaccine-induced immune protection against HIV, SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases, such as malaria, Ebola and tuberculosis.
This position will be with the HVTN Laboratory Center in the Immunology & Vaccine Development Program within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch. The position will involve a supervisory role overseeing detailed evaluation of the immune responses to candidate HIV and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in clinical trials as well as investigations of immune responses to HIV and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infections. It will also involve a supervisory role for a good clinical laboratory practices (GCLP) laboratory performing primarily cellular immune function assays. This individual will lead the development of assays and design of experiments to examine vaccine immunity and with collection and analysis of data. They will assist with implementation of laboratory QC procedures and records, assist with validation of assays for the GCLP laboratory and train technical staff. The incumbent will work in conjunction with the HVTN Laboratory Center GCLP and R&D teams to perform this job. They will develop techniques and design experiments to examine vaccine induced immunity, with a special emphasis on early innate immune responses, and will assist with collection and analysis of data.
Reporting to the HVTN Laboratory Senior Staff Scientist, coordinate and carry out the projects of the HVTN Laboratory Center activities with a focus on Endpoint analysis and R&D including but not limited to:
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