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Research Technician in Vaccine Development

Imperial College London - Infectious Diseases/Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £31,770 to £36,009 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 24th October 2018
Job Ref: MED00805
 

A Research Technician position has become available in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, based at St Mary’s Campus Imperial College London. 

The Research Technician will join a multidisciplinary team working on the Innovate UK grant headed by Professor Robin Shattock. The post holder will be involved in a one-year project to test new vaccines designed to induce immune responses to the filoviruses, Ebola and Marburg and the Lassa arenavirus. The work will involve the production, validation and analysis of recombinant proteins – viral glycoproteins and monoclonal antibodies required for a range of immunological and biochemical assays. The post holder will use these core reagents to perform various immunological assays to analyse the vaccine-elicited immune responses.

The post holder will be competent in a range of molecular biology techniques (DNA cloning, plasmid purification etc.) required for expression of recombinant proteins. The post holder will be expected to express, purify and quality control a range of monoclonal antibodies as well as a range of viral glycoproteins.

Post holders are expected to clearly express scientific concepts both verbally and in writing, and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team, prioritising work and meeting deadlines.

You should hold at least a first degree or equivalent qualification in a science subject.

This is a full time, fixed-term position for one year in the first instance. If you require any further information, please contact Robin Shattock, r.shattock@imperial.ac.uk (020 7594 5206).

Should you have any queries regarding the recruitment system or application process please contact: Samantha Oshodi  - a.oshodi@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 24 October 2018

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