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Why work at the Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed)?

The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) was established in 2008 under the leadership of Annie De Groot, M.D, as part of the University of Rhode Island’s emerging Biotechnology Program. The Institute maintains offices and laboratory space in the historic Shepard Building as part of URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus.

The Institute applies cutting-edge bioinformatic and immunology tools to accelerate the development of treatments and cures for a number of diseases such as hepatitis C, Lyme disease and dengue. The Institute also aims to quickly make these tools available to the global research community for the development of vaccines for other infectious diseases.

iCubed’s research focuses on new and safer vaccines, new methods of predicting and treating adverse immune responses, and improving tolerance in the case of transplantation. iCubed supports a wide variety of training efforts that will provide opportunities to teach the next generation the tools for effective vaccine design and research on infections and immunologic diseases. For more information on the training sessions now available, please visit our News & Events Workshops page.


To improve human and animal health by applying the power of genomics and informatics to the design of better vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. 
We also seek to inspire and advance the role of women in science.


A world free of diseases caused by infection.


Developing new vaccines and immunotherapeutics, generating new knowledge by engaging in basic and applied research, and training the next generation of scientists.

The iCubed applies a ‘big thinking’ approach to science.

Below are the positions currently open at iCubed. If you are interested in applying for any state position, please follow the job posting link to the University of Rhode Island’s application portal.  Information on iCubed’s state position benefits are available here.

If you are interested in applying for any internal position please email your resume to or fax it to 401-277-5154.

We maintain applications for up to one year and will contact you should your skills and qualifications meet our requirements. We apologize for being unable to contact or respond to all applicants. We value your interest in our mission and we look forward to hearing from you.

Current Internal (non-state) Openings:

Providence, Rhode Island
October, 2016

The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (, University of Rhode Island (Providence Campus), has an immediate opening for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in its Laboratory of Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis ( The fellow will be expected to apply molecular and cell culture methods and bioinformatics tools to investigate immune profiles in response to a dengue virus vaccine. The fellow will interact with basic and clinical investigators in a newly-funded collaborative project.
Eligible individuals are graduates of medical and graduate schools holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or comparable degrees in the biological sciences and research experience in microbiology, virology, immunology or a related area. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience with bioinformatics analyses.
Submit CV and cover letter in a single pdf file via e-mail to Barbara Muhitch (
The University of Rhode Island is committed to the principles of affirmative action and the attainment of equal employment and equal educational opportunities for all qualified individuals.

Click here to learn about internship opportunities


  • April 15, 2016

    ISV & Vaccine Renaissance Conference – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!

    The 2016 ISV Annual Congress in collaboration with Vaccine Renaissance X and DNA Vaccine will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on Oct. 2-4, 2016.    Registration abstract is opening soon! The planning committee encourages you to submit an abstract for consideration! Abstract Submission Deadline: June 24th Abstract Decision Deadline: July 15th
  • March 11, 2016

    10th Annual Vaccine Renaissance Save the Date Postcard

    CLICK HERE to see the save the date postcard for 2016 ISV Conference
  • February 19, 2016

    iCubed Team Members Making Moves

    This past week at iCubed, Dr. Barbara Lohman Payne received a new title of Associate Research Professor. Barbara joined iCubed and URI as a Research Assistant Professor in 2013, with the Laboratory of Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis. Dr. Lohman-Payne’s area of research is viral immunopathology, with special interest in the impact of HIV exposure in ...