CDC_ Fellowship Opportunities for Biologists/Microbiologists

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Wednesday, 30 November 2022


Fellowship Opportunities for Biologists/Microbiologists

National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Posted: September 9, 2022

The Laboratory Branch, Division of HIV Prevention (DHP), National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) has multiple full-time Title 42 Associate Service Fellowship opportunites for Biologists/Microbiologists. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2022, 

Fellowship Description

The selected candidates’ research will focus on preclinical or clinical research to identify and evaluate novel antiretroviral or biologics-based prophylaxis and treatment strategies to prevent HIV infection.


The incumbent(s) will:

  • perform studies to identify novel biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection,
  • execute molecular, serologic, and virologic methods to monitor infection, characterize viruses, and study drug resistance emergence,
  • develop and optimize new assays, and modify existing assays as required, 
  • write reports and proposals, train students, work efficiently with other lab members and collaborators, and
  • present findings at local and international meetings and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Basic Qualifications 

A Master’s degree, Ph.D or equivalent, or foreign equivalent obtained from a recognized college or university and related post-graduate experience in an academic field related to the work of the position.

This is a full-time position being offered as part of the CDC service fellowship program under Title 42 of the U.S. Code. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens with a work authorization are eligible. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary work authorization.

Highly qualified candidates would possess the following:

  • Master’s degree or recent Ph.D. graduate (within the past 2 years) in immunology, microbiology, cell, and/or molecular biology or related fields.
  • Experience working with HIV/SIV, animal models, antiretroviral drugs or biologics, assay development and/or drug pharmacology.
  • Ability to function in a team environment or work independently, collaborate with team members and external researchers, communicate proficiently in writing and orally, and utilize Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in scientific publication.

Length of Assignment 

Two year full-time initial appointment, with possible extensions based on program’s need.



Pay is equivalent to GS-09, step 1 to GS-12, step 10 based on education and experience.



Fellows will be eligible for government health and retirement benefits.

Resumes and cover letters—as well as any inquiries or questions regarding the fellowships—should be sent to Lee Lam at

Point of Contact

Lee Lam


November 30, 2022