Clinical Research Fellow in Adult Vaccinology

University of Oxford - Oxford Vaccine Group, CCVTM

Churchill Hospital, Oxford

We are seeking an enthusiastic Adult Clinical Research Fellow to join our established adult research team in the Oxford Vaccine Group. You will work on vaccine and vaccine-related studies, including those using recently developed human models of typhoid and paratyphoid infection. This research is expected to lead to high quality publications and includes opportunities for suitable candidates to study for a higher degree (MD/DPhil). If the candidate is interested in pursuing an academic research career, he/she will be given the opportunity and encouragement to seek independent research funding and to develop a laboratory, clinical or a translational research proposal. The successful applicant will expand on recent research that has successfully developed safe, ambulant outpatient challenge models to study the pathophysiology, host-pathogen response, novel diagnostics and effects of vaccines on outcomes following human challenge with typhoid and paratyphoid.

The Oxford Vaccine Group performs vaccine research spanning basic science through to clinical phase I-III clinical trials with community volunteers. Studies performed as part of the adult programme are directed by Prof Andrew Pollard, Dr Brian Angus and Dr Matthew Snape and are based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

The successful candidates must have a medical degree, be a GMC registered Medical Practitioner and have evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills. Management experience and experience of clinical research practice would be advantageous. These posts would be especially suitable for trainees in infectious or tropical diseases, medical microbiology/virology or immunology specialities, but would also suitable for trainees in any other speciality, including general practice or on completion of core medical training. For further details regarding the role, please see the job description via the below link.

The post is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance, but has the potential to be extended based on the availability of further funding.

To discuss the position or arrange an informal visit please contact Matthew Snape on 01865 611400. Candidates are advised to read the job description, which include the selection criteria and details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016.

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