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Position description

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the translational laboratory of Dr. Daniel S. Chertow to investigate pathogenesis of critical illness due to severe emerging pathogens.  The lab focuses on host-pathogen interactions and dysregulated immune responses to infection with the goal of guiding improved clinical management.  The fellow will join a dynamic and collaborative biomedical research environment that prioritizes mentoring and training.  They will have the opportunity to lead their own projects, present their research internally and externally, and publish in top peer-reviewed journals. 

Dr. Chertow is a tenure-track investigator in the Critical Care Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center (CC) and the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  The dual affiliation will provide the fellow with access to numerous research and training resources from both institutes.  Those resources include state-of-the-art core facilities, trans-NIH and extramural collaborations with leading scientists and clinicians, training in scientific writing and oral presentations, and NIH academic programs (  The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and health insurance.


Ph.D. or equivalent in microbiology, immunology, or related fields received within the last 5 years.  Candidates should be motivated and creative, have a strong background in cellular immunology and molecular biology, and have some experience in virology and/or bacteriology. Proficiency in mammalian cell culture techniques and standard microbiology and molecular techniques (e.g., bacterial culture, ELISA, Western blot, PCR, flow cytometry) is strongly encouraged.  Candidates must also possess strong oral and written communication skills and have a strong record of publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals.  The fellow will be expected to work well both independently and as part of a diverse team in a creative and collaborative research environment.

How to apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter describing your research interests and goals (~1 page), a curriculum vitae, and two references letters to Dr. Chertow ( and Dr. Kevin Vannella (, the staff scientist. 

For more information

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64075367
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Cellular and molecular pathogenesis of emerging pathogens
  • Company Name For Job: The National Institutes of Health
  • Job Function: Postdoctoral Fellowship

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