Research Assistants – COVID-19 serology testing team (8 posts available)
NDM Experimental Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 p.a.
We are seeking research assistants with strong laboratory and organisational skills to join an established multi-disciplinary team as part of COVID-19 Serology antibody detection platform.
The post holders will be part of a nationally important COVID-19 surveillance team and responsible for the routine screening and continued development of the SARS-CoV-2 serology high throughput platforms across two different sites in Oxford University: John Radcliffe Hospital and Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.
You will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the platforms and assist with the optimisation and refinement of the SARS-CoV-2 ELISA assays to best measure antibody response to the new variants of SARS-CoV-2. This will entail working a shift pattern of 12 hour shifts, 4 days on 4 days off on a rolling basis and to include weekends to ensure 7 days a week operation .
These posts are crucial to the success of this ground-breaking project and is an opportunity to develop a new and innovative approach to national infectious diseases research.
You will hold a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in biological sciences or related discipline with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
You will be problem solver with the ability to work flexibly and have strong communication skills.
The post is full time and fixed-term for up to 30 June 2022 in the first instance.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 3 March 2021 will be considered.
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