The individual hired for this project will work on upcoming human immunology related projects with Dr. Rama Akondy (Associate professor, Department of Biology, lab website here). The researcher will have the opportunity to learn advanced immunology, work in an inclusive environment and receive training in academic skills like preparing grants and manuscripts. The individual will need to remain committed to the position for a minimum of 1 year. While doing research in the area of immunology, the lab provides an opportunity to develop allied lab
management skills including biosafety and human ethics approvals.
The project will examine adaptive immune responses in COVID19 vaccine recipients. The work will involve handling human blood and tissue samples so it requires experimental diligence and following biosafety and ethical research rules rigorously. Work hours need to be flexible and will depend on the sample schedule.