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Adult Research Fellow

University of Oxford - Oxford Vaccine Group

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,563 to £55,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: 158441

Location: Oxford Vaccine Group, CCVTM, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Salary: £34,563 - £55,395 per annum  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that have been working on the rapid clinical development of vaccines against COVID-19 disease and the future national strategy of COVID-19 vaccination . The Adult Clinical Research Fellow will work on vaccine and vaccine-related studies, including into COVID-19, recently developed human models of typhoid and paratyphoid infection and pneumococcal challenge studies in a collaboration with LSTM. This research is expected to lead to high quality publications and includes opportunities for suitable candidates to study for a higher degree (MD/DPhil). If the candidate is interested in pursuing an academic research career, he/she will be given the opportunity and encouragement to seek independent research funding and to develop a laboratory, clinical or a translational research proposal. The successful applicant will expand on recent research that has successfully developed safe, ambulant outpatient challenge models to study the pathophysiology, host-pathogen response, novel diagnostics, and effects of vaccines on outcomes following human challenge with typhoid and paratyphoid.

These posts would be especially suitable for trainees in infectious or tropical diseases, medical microbiology/virology, immunology, gastroenterology, or acute internal medicine, but would also be suitable for trainees in any other speciality, including general practice or on completion of core medical training. For further details regarding the role, please see the job description via the link below.

The post is for 12 months in the first instance but has the potential to be extended based on the availability of further funding.

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.  Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

To discuss post in more detail please contact Hannah Robinson, the Clinical Delivery Lead, using the contact details provided.

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