Research Assistant – Development of a Gonococcal Outer Membrane Vesicle Vaccine from Lead Optimization
Jenner Institute, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCTVM), Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE
Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 (With discretionary range to – £38,017) per annum
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join the Gonococcal Vaccine Project to support the development of a Gonococcal Outer Membrane Vesicle Vaccine from Lead Optimization to Phase 1 Clinical Trial at the Jenner Institute.
You will support the on-going programme of vaccine development, production and characterization. The primary focus will be to perform assays to produce, scale-up and control the vaccine preparations. This includes a range of techniques in microbiology, including bacterial culture, cloning, and vaccine characterisation assays. You will gather, analyse and present scientific data from work undertaken, and participate in research programmes of preclinical vaccine development.
It is essential that you have a degree in a relevant biological sciences subject. You will be a highly organised and motivated individual with relevant training and experience in either microbiology or immunology, with a keen interest in microbiology and infectious diseases. You will be self-motivated, technically competent and capable of working independently in a laboratory. An excellent ability to interpret scientific data, analyse data and write factual reports will be required. A good working knowledge and practical experience of following SOPs and running assays in a laboratory environment will be essential in this role.
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 post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract until 30 August 2022, and is funded by CARB-X.
Please quote 149607 on all correspondence. Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 17 March 2021 will be considered.
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