Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join Professor Helen McShane's research group, dedicated to developing new candidate vaccines for tuberculosis (TB) and developing a human challenge model for TB and, more recently, SARS-CoV-2. You will be located at the Jenner Institute, within the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
You will be part of an exciting and novel research programme on the development of a safe, controlled challenge model using SARS-CoV-2 and BCG. You will also work on the TB vaccine development programme where required. You will be responsible for providing administrative laboratory support that will include maintaining all study related laboratory documentation, sample inventories and reagent information at a level appropriate for GCP and GLP and the above guidelines. You will oversee the daily housekeeping of the laboratory area and performing tasks including reagent preparation, stock control of laboratory consumables, biobanking of samples and maintaining records of all assays and samples.
It is essential you hold a first degree in a relevant biological subject. You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The research involves cellular immunology techniques carried out with human blood samples including ELISpot, flow cytometry, ELISA and other functional assays where full training will be provided.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 12 months and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 1 December 2022 will be considered. Please quote 161954 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 161954 Contact Phone : 01865 287775 Closing Date & Time : 01-Dec-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Salary (£) : Grade 6: Salary in range £30,502 - £36,386 per annum