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— Postdoctoral Opportunities —

The National Research Council of the National Academies offers several awards on a competitive basis for postdoctoral research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).  Qualified applicants must be productive, highly motivated, and energetic with a keen interest in discovery and applied research linked to microbial pathogenesis.  Opportunities exist to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, as well as to study immune responses toward various bio-threat agents.  The ultimate goal is to understand pathogenesis and then use that information to develop innovative approaches towards generating vaccines and novel therapeutics against select agents.  The latter include, but are not limited to, Francisella tularensis, Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Burkholderia mallei, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, and the Ebola and Marburg viruses.  To view specific USAMRIID mentors, their research, and how to apply, follow this link:


It will take you to the Research Associateship Program Fellowship Office homepage of the National Academies.  Click on "Participating Agencies" and then on "U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)".  You can explore the research opportunity database and directly contact the corresponding mentors.

Requirements include Ph.D. and U.S. Citizenship (or select Green Card holders).  Prospective applicants should directly contact specific mentors/advisors.  Additional questions can be sent via email to the Laboratory Program Representative (LPR).  Contact information for the LPR is found at the bottom of the "U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)" page under U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases - Fort Detrick, MD.