Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow – Immunology

Job Number: 73584

Location: Boston, US

Job Description

Atomic Lab at Boston University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in human immunology in infectious diseases and vaccinations. The successful candidate will spearhead a project focused on the subsets of memory T cells, as a promising target for universal flu vaccine development.

Ideally, the candidate must possess a prowess for high-dimensional cytometry (CyTOF and Aurora, Cytek), cell sorting, single-cell RNA sequencing, and large-scale T cell-based assays. They will apply these approaches to design, perform, and analyze investigations that will shape our studies about vaccines inducing long-lived cellular immunity.


  • Lead Immunological Research Projects: Spearhead research initiatives focusing on the identification and characterization of memory T cell subsets, employing state-of-the-art cytometry techniques and human immunology assays.
  • Develop and Optimize Assays: Innovate and refine immunological assays for the comprehensive analysis of immune responses, ensuring high reliability and reproducibility of results.
  • Analyze and Interpret Data: Employ advanced data analysis methods to interpret complex datasets, contributing to the understanding of vaccine efficacy and immune memory.
  • Collaborate: Work closely with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, and researchers to integrate findings and advance vaccine development strategies.
  • Contribute to Scientific Community: Actively participate in the preparation and presentation of research findings at national and international conferences, and contribute to high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Mentor Junior Researchers: Provide guidance and support to less-experienced lab members, fostering an environment of learning and professional growth.


  • Education: PhD in Immunology, Infection biology, Virology, or a closely related field.
  • Experience in Cytometry and Immunological Assays: Demonstrated expertise in high-dimensional flow cytometry (e.g., CyTOF), cell sorting, and human immunology assays.
  • Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze and interpret complex biological data, with proficiency in relevant software and statistical tools.
  • Publication Record: A track record of publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, showcasing the ability to conduct and communicate impactful research.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, essential for the dissemination of research findings and collaborative interactions.
  • Leadership and Mentorship: Experience in leading research projects and mentoring junior team members, demonstrating leadership and a commitment to scientific education.

This postdoctoral position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in immunology and vaccine development, with the potential to impact public health on a global scale.

The positions can be assumed immediately. Applicants should send their CV, a list of publications with highlighted intellectual and technical contributions to each listed publication, a supporting statement encompassing a cover letter and outline how you meet each selection criterion detailed in the job description, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Dr. Adriana Tomic.

Atomic Lab ( at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, 620 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118

Application Deadline: 2024-04-30


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