Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, Department of Paediatrics

The Goulder group in the Department of Paediatrics at Oxford University is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to participate in a Wellcome Trust-funded project investigating HIV cure potential and non-pathogenesis in paediatric HIV infection. This post is based at the Peter Medawar Building in Oxford.

The main duties of the post holder will be to work as part of the group on specific projects related to paediatric HIV infection. These projects include evaluation of mechanisms of elite control in paediatric HIV infection, defining mechanisms of maintaining non-pathogenesis in paediatric infection, and characterisation of the immune responses and the viral reservoir in in utero-infected children who receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in early life. This will involve laboratory work to investigate virus-specific adaptive and innate immune responses, host genetic factors and viral sequences in paediatric study subjects.

The skills and experience needed for this role include a strong background knowledge of the immunology and virology of HIV/SIV infection. The candidate will have a degree in a relevant discipline and will also have some experience of laboratory research working with HIV or similar virus immunology work.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Philip Goulder using the email address below.

The post is full-time for 1 year in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 1 February 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held the following week.

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