Vaccine Technology Development Scientist

University of Oxford
July 12, 2024
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Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Vaccine Technology Development Scientist

Pandemic Sciences Institute, Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7TY

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Vaccine Technology Development Scientist to join an ongoing research programme led by Professor Sarah Gilbert, at the Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford.

Professor Gilbert's team led the rapid development of a replication-deficient simian adenoviral vectored vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. This built on years of experience in vaccine development, and experience of vaccine design, preclinical testing, manufacturing and clinical testing. You will report to and work alongside Dr Bruno Douradinha.

As Vaccine Technology Development Scientist, you will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will be tasked to adapt existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols as appropriate to the project ensuring exemplary levels of accuracy and traceable documentation, and to test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You will also be responsible for performing any other comparable duties as may be required for the efficient and safe running of the laboratory on a day to day basis.

To be successful for this role, you will hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion in Microbiology, Immunology, and/or Molecular Biology, together with relevant experience in molecular biology, including plasmid design, cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, and western blot. You will also have aseptic cell culture and virology experience, preferably using viruses as vaccine vectors, or experience of working with nucleic acid vaccines (DNA or mRNA). You will be self-motivated with the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in vaccine technology development to work within the established research program.

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 3 years and is funded by the Department.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Friday 12 July 2024 will be considered. Please quote 173226 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Margarita Monroy Vacancy ID : 173226 Contact Phone : 01865287757 Closing Date & Time : 12-Jul-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Salary in range £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

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