Postdoctoral Scientist

Location
Oxford, UK
Salary
£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.
Posted
Jun 20, 2018
Closes
Jul 19, 2018
Ref
135530
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to work in the context of a phase I clinical trial in healthy volunteers vaccinated with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Spike (S) protein. The aim of this trial is to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the recombinant vaccine. The results of this trial will then allow us to prepare for a future phase II study in Saudi Arabia to test vaccine efficacy in workers who are occupationally exposed to camels, the animal reservoir of MERS Corona Virus in the Middle East. The successful applicant will be directly involved in monitoring the immunogeneicity of the vaccine and will have access to state of the art immunomonitoring facilities to assess frequency and TCR repertoire of MERS-S specific T cell responses.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You will have a demonstrable ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities, with previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

The post is full-time, although part-time (30 hours per week) may be considered and is fixed-term for 18 months initially.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 July 2018 will be considered.