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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Immunology of Infectious Diseases

Oxford Vaccine Group, CCVTM, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Oxford Vaccine Group, CCVTM, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The University of Oxford, Department of Paediatrics is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), based at the Centre of Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM).

This is a rare opportunity for a 3 year position to work on a cutting edge European consortium project on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) immunology and vaccine development. RSV is the main infectious cause of hospitalisation in newborns and infants, mainly due to bronchiolitis and severe lower respiratory tract infections. The objective of the post is to identify biomarkers of RSV infection and protection against RSV disease in several population cohorts, including a unique access to a paediatric cohort. The outcome will underpin the development of effective vaccine strategies. The postholder will be involved in a multi-centre collaborative project across European countries, providing an excellent opportunity for networking. You will be responsible for developing specific projects using samples from clinical trials, developing research objectives and proposals, and coordinating internal and external collaborations, you will have the opportunity to supervise Oxford PhD students (DPhil).

You will be an excellent research scientist with a relevant PhD and in depth research experience in immunology. You will have knowledge and experience of a wide range of techniques with a focus on analysis of serological immune response, but also cellular and innate immune responses including flow cytometry, and gene expression. You will be self-driven, highly motivated and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills as the post involves collaboration within several groups and consortia.

This is a full-time post offered for 36 months in the first instance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Rollier using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 July 2017.

Contact Person :  Christine Rollier Vacancy ID :  129668
Contact Phone :  01865 611400 Closing Date :  20-Jul-2017
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