Department of Paediatrics, Paediatric HIV Research Group, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, South Parks Road, Oxford
About the role
This project has been funded by a U01 NIH grant (2022-2027) that aims to define the underlying mechanisms of immune sex differences in early life. Immune sex differences strongly influence outcome from immunizations and infections, females typically making stronger and more effective responses compared to males, usually with superior health outcomes resulting. However, the more exuberant immune response in females is also associated with more vaccine adverse events, immunopathology and autoimmune disease.
The role advertised here is for a post-doc to work in Oxford to undertake the immune profiling of sex discordant twin-sets and study participants within the mother-child cohort we have tracked from birth of the child following in utero transmission. Specifically the post-doc will focus on transcriptomic aspects to determine sex-specific immune pathways and trajectories that underlie distinct outcomes following certain immunizations and infections in early life.
For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached job description.
This role meets the criteria for a UK Skilled Worker visa.
How to Apply
You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.
To discuss the post in more detail, please contact Philip Goulder, Professor of Immunology, using the contact details below.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Tuesday 27 February 2024 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
Contact Person : Professor Philip Goulder Vacancy ID : 170847 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 27-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 36,024 - 44,263 per annum with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum (pro-rata)