We can all make the difference; our safety is priority.


The Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases encourages high quality professionals to join us in our mission. Volunteers are always welcome! Working together, we can strengthen our capacity to respond to important, potentially threatening events with global relevance.

Professor / Associate professor / Assistant professor

Interested individuals are expected to have a PhD in a life sciences discipline. Participating scholars with the rank of Professor and Associate Professor should have an established research record and are expected to lead interdisciplinary research project teams in high-impact therapeutics applications, focused on highly infectious diseases. Assistant Professors are expected to be key players in the interdisciplinary research project teams. These professionals are expected to offer their expertise, infrastructure, and human resources collaboratively and for the benefit of our nations.

Applicants should send the following: CV (the National Institutes of Health (NIH) biosketch format is encouraged) , a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Applications and supporting materials should be addressed to: John J. Rossi: jrossi@coh.org and Uriel L. Lemus: ulemus@cebgid.org.

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Postdoctoral fellows are welcome! The minimum qualifications for these positions are a Ph.D. in a life science discipline, such as molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field of study. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, virology, biochemistry, or a related field; preferably with experience working with highly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, Anthrax and others. Applicants should have experience in gene editing systems, vaccines or aptamers development, lentiviral production, viral vectors development, as well as familiarity with bioinformatics tools, such as next-generation sequencing data analysis. Applicants should be goal-oriented, proactive, and hardworking with excellent organizational skills, with a passion about making a difference in therapeutics research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in English or Spanish (or both languages) is strongly encouraged, since our team seeks to engage in activity in Latin American countries.

Interested applicants should send their CV (the NIH biosketch format is encouraged) , a brief description of research interests and accomplishments, and three references to John J. Rossi: jrossi@coh.org and Uriel L. Lemus: ulemus@cebgid.org.

Postdoctoral opportunities are subjected to available funding and lab space, which may be in the US, Mexico or Netherlands. Funding opportunities are listed at NIH/USA and CONACYT/Mexico.

Healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals (MDs, nurses, and others) play a key role during emergent biological threats. Candidates must be highly motivated, independent individuals with an MD or BS in health sciences disciplines and experience in treating and handle patients. All professionals should be qualified by the US or Mexican Department of Health. Healthcare applicants with experience in emergency medicine and medical firefighting are welcome. Applicants should be able to work under pressure and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in the English, Spanish or both languages.

Interested applicants should send their CV (free format in English or Spanish is encouraged) that includes a brief description of interests and accomplishments to: info@cebgid.org

Biosafety officers

Biosafety officers are welcome to our mission! Potential candidates should have a Registered Biosafety Professionals (RBP) or Certified Biosafety Professionals (CBP) credential by Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity (ABSA) International. Candidates should have experience in working in a biocontainment facility (BSL2 or higher) and must be familiar with applicable guidelines for all laboratory and animal containment levels (BSL1 through BSL4), as well as experience implementing World Health Organization International Health Regulations, CW15793 and NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.

Interested applicants should send their CV in NIH biosketch format , three references, a brief description of interests and accomplishments to: info@cebgid.org If you are not a RBP or CBP, please contact ABSA international. See more: ABSA credentials.

Benefits to join to our mission

All applicants are expected to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary research challenges, including therapeutics development, bio-surveillance, vaccine development, and biological preparedness and response.

Our commitment is to provide effective support, orientation and high-quality training for responding against biological threats, as well as to provide competitive technical training in research. All participants will be able to attend our seminars, training programs, and social-professional activities. Additionally, each participant will be given an institutional e-mail account with a published biography on the Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases website.

Our mission is to work together to respond to high-risk biological threats, such as emergent epidemics or bioterror attacks, in a time-sensitive manner. Our goal is to address national and international problems for the benefit of global health security.

Come join us! We can all make the difference; our safety is priority.

The Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases is an equal opportunity organization. We are committed to the volunteer hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status as designated by international, federal, or local laws.