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Senior Immunologist

University of Oxford - Jenner Institute

Location: Oxford
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 with a discretionary range to £ 54,943 per annum. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 17th December 2021
Job Ref: 154561

We are seeking an experienced immunologist to lead the preclinical activities and plan for clinical studies of this ambitious and cutting-edge vaccine development programme against gonorrhoea.

You will be responsible for identifying, defining and planning immunological studies, which contribute to the overall aims of the pre-clinical work and clinical trials for the Gonococcal Vaccine Project, including ELISA, ELISPOT, and FACS assays. You will contribute to the progress and success of the CARB-X-funded Gonococcal Vaccine Project led by Professor Cal MacLennan to develop a vaccine against gonorrhoea. You will also develop novel and existing laboratory methodologies while identifying and troubleshooting technical or scientific problems.

It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil in immunology with postdoctoral immunology experience. You will be proficient in various laboratory technologies required for novel vaccine development of vaccines. You will have extensive experience of working with animals and in evaluation of immune responses after vaccination or infection. Good organisational and interpersonal skills are also key for this position.

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 position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 12 months and is funded by CARB-X.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 17 December 2021 will be considered. Please quote 154561 on all correspondence. Interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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