Department of Paediatrics, Oxford Vaccine Group, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to work alongside world renowned scientists at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) in a team led by Professor Sir Andrew Pollard and Dr Young Chan Kim.
The successful candidate will take responsibility for an exciting programme of work which aims to accelerate the development of a new vaccine against alphaviruses. The project aims to develop new adenoviral vectored vaccines and mRNA vaccines against alphaviruses, such as Chikungunya virus and to assess these in pre-clinical models. The ideal vaccine candidate selected from pre- clinical studies will move on to the clinical testing. The postholder should have a PhD, with some relevant research experience, sufficient knowledge of pre-clinical and/or clinical research and of immunological methods and virology techniques to work within established research programmes. You must be an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist with the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project including troubleshooting and a capacity to deliver high quality research outputs.
This position is offered full-time on a fixed-term contract initially for two years with the possibility to extend provided further external funding is available.
This role meets the criteria for a UK Skilled Worker visa.
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 Dr Young Chan Kim, the Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, using the contact details below.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 1 December 2023 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
Contact Person : Dr Young Chan Kim Vacancy ID : 168702 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 36024 - 44263 (with a discretionary range to £48,350)