NIH Program Officer in Immunology

Posted: 05 17, 2017


Program Officer, Malaria Disease Area – Tracking Code: 8184 

Job Description: PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. 
PATH seeks a Program Officer to join the Malaria Disease Area Research and Development Unit to manage a variety of research projects pertaining to vaccine development. The candidate should have a thorough understanding in immunology. Areas of particular interest are humoral immunity, immune correlates, monoclonal antibodies and antigen discovery.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States. PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Company Location: United States, Washington, D.C. 
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, manage, and execute a wide range of activities in support of our lead identification and evaluation projects.
  • Provide scientific expertise to preclinical and clinical project teams.
  • Provide clear and concise data analyses and progress reports.
  • Prepare briefs and synthesize scientific literature. Provide analysis of key topics to project teams and leadership.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage internal and external project team meetings.
  • Manage internal documentation and reporting processes.
  • Contribute to the development of new research proposals.
  • Represent PATH at meetings with partners, funders, and the international malaria vaccine development community.
  • Stay current on research topics related to malaria and vaccine development by attending scientific conferences and conducting regular literature reviews.



There is an opening for a Program Officer with a strong scientific background in immunology. Ideally the candidate should have postdoctoral experience, work well in a team and not be intimidated by a fast-paced high-load work environment. Experience in vaccine-related research is preferred. 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and present complex scientific concepts to a range of audiences, including staff, partners and donors.
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced, high-load work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Ability to build and manage productive relationships with internal teams, partners, and donors.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Experience

  • MD, or PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience relevant to immunology and vaccine research; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience must include hands-on experience in the assessment of immune responses.
  • Experience in antibody immunology preferred.
  • Experience in infectious diseases preferred.
  • Experience in high-throughput sequencing technologies a plus.
  • Experience with clinical sample testing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving scientific goals as shown by first author publications in well-recognized peer reviewed journals.



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