We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a unique and highly collaborative project between Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston zoo. The project involves the study of a newly recognized pathogen for Asian elephants known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), which can cause lethal hemorrhagic disease, particularly in juvenile Asian elephants. The project will require the candidate to refine and implement serological and cell-immunity-based assays towards the generation and evaluation of anti-EEHV vaccines. Thus, knowledge and experience with basic immunology and immunological methodologies is essential. Basic skills with molecular biology techniques such as cloning, qPCR, and protein expression, particularly with recombinant vectors, is desirable. The position will require the fellow to provide occasional backup for EEHV qPCR testing that our laboratory provides to the Houston zoo. This research project requires frequent interactions with zoo personnel who manage the care and environment for the elephants at the zoo, so good interpersonal skills, an ability to work with a diverse team, and a general interest in animal health are a must.