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Research Assistant - Preclinical Vaccine Development

University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 Grade 6 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 20th July 2022
Job Ref: 158498

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=158498     

Professor Simon Draper leads a vaccine development programme, with a strong focus on malaria, antibody immunology and clinical trials. The Group’s translational activity is underpinned by a strong programme of preclinical work, seeking to design and validate future generations of vaccines. The Draper Group laboratory is based at the Department of Biochemistry, forming part of a new hub for infectious disease and immunology research, our current website can be found here: https://draperlab.web.ox.ac.uk/.  We are now looking to appoint a Research Assistant to provide core support to the Draper group, in particular to assist with sterile cell culture, virus production, parasite maintenance and parasite neutralisation assays.

We are particularly looking for a motivated individual with a relevant degree in the area of biomedical science or a similar related field. Previous experience of sterile cell culture, virus production or immunological/antibody/ neutralisation/ELISA-type assays would be desirable. You will be highly organised, have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: simon.draper@bioch.ox.ac.uk. Applicants who meet the essential selection criteria and require further information are encouraged to make contact.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the MRC for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

This position is graded on the University’s Grade 6 scale, for which the salary range is £29,614 - £35,326 per annum. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link above:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20th July 2022 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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