|Salary:||Band D; from £32,361 with higher remuneration considered depending on experience and qualifications|
|Placed On:||14th September 2018|
|Closes:||10th October 2018|
Contract type: Limited Terms for 3 years
The Pirbright Institute
The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. We study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, by using the most advanced tools and technologies to understand host-pathogen interactions in animals and arthropod vectors. Our major strength in understanding the immune systems of livestock provides a platform to control current diseases and respond to emerging threats.
Organisation position and purpose:
The Pirbright Institute has recently received significant funding to expand our research programmes studying antibody responses in livestock. This includes a five year BBSRC project to coordinate and improve immunological reagents and a three year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project to define the fine specificity of antibody responses in cattle. Our overall aims are to remove barriers for vaccinology research in livestock and use knowledge of the antibody response to improve vaccine design. We are now recruiting a scientific project manager to help design, manage and coordinate these activities. This three years post will play a key role in assessing scientific progress against milestones and ensure knowledge exchange between internal groups and external collaborators.
We are looking for a very well organised person who is able to drive projects and collaborations while also providing input into the critical assessment of scientific progress. This will involve travel in the UK and internationally. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Programme, Immunological Toolbox lead and numerous external collaborators. This is a very science focussed project management position that will provide an opportunity to oversee and help influence several high-profile projects.
Main duties and responsibility
Responsible for managing immunological toolbox :
Contributing to the Immunogenetics Group and scientific community at Pirbright:
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