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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Target Discovery Institute

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum, Grade 7, with a discretionary range to £44,045 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: 153073

Location: Target Discovery Institute, NDMRB, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7FZ

Salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 per annum

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Target Discovery Institute.

You will work with the research groups of Professor Sir A McMichael and Associate Professor G Gillespie to identify HLA-E restricted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-derived epitopes and to isolate and characterise HLA-E restricted T cell responses directed against these antigens. 

It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant discipline. A research background in Immunology is required. Experience in the culture and cloning of CD8 T cells and with T cell immunoassays including ELISpot assays and intracellular cytokine staining is essential. The use of retrovirus transduction/expression systems is desirable, and a background in basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and sequencing is required.  You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities. If necessary, you will supervise and train junior staff in laboratory techniques and protocols.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract until 31 December 2022 and is funded by the Gates Foundation.

Please quote 153073 on all correspondence. Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 29 September 2021 will be considered.

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