Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Protein and Antibody Production

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein and Antibody Production is required to join Professor Simon Draper’s blood-stage malaria vaccine development group at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. The research programme focuses on pre-clinical and clinical testing of novel blood-stage malaria vaccines and antibodies. You will be part of the preclinical vaccine development team and lead on the production and evaluation of new candidate protein vaccines and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).

The position involves supporting and supervising the on-going programme of vaccine development within the blood-stage malaria group, with a particular emphasis on protein and mAb production. You will be responsible for driving the development of new technology platforms for new vaccine constructs and protein vaccines required for pre-clinical evaluation. You will be highly organised, motivated, and with significant proven experience in protein and mAb production and GMP process development.

You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members and external collaborators. Previous experience in protein or mAb production, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The research will involve molecular biology, protein and mAb production and analysis, and sterile cell culture techniques.

Experience in GMP process development and a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant biological subject is essential.

If you are interested in this role, and have skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 9 November 2017 will be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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