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Technical Specialist

University of Plymouth - School of Biomedical Science

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £36,386 to £42,155 Per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2023
Closes: 12th February 2023
Job Ref: A9289

The School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Plymouth and The Pirbright Institute have a BBSRC/NC3Rs supported position available to develop a complex model of the pig airways using recently established pig respiratory epithelial and macrophage cell lines.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated scientist who will be responsible for the characterization of this in vitro model system involving pathogenesis studies with relevant pig respiratory pathogens such as influenza and porcine reproductive and respiratory viruses as well as newly developed herpes viral vaccines. The project is a cooperation between the University of Plymouth and The Pirbright Institute and you will spend approximately 6 months working at Pirbright.

You will be experienced in tissue culture work, molecular biology, ELISA, gene expression, and microbiology work preferably with viruses.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Gyorgy Fejer (gyorgy.fejer@plymouth.ac.uk), Professor Simon Graham (simon.graham@pirbright.ac.uk) or Dr Jane Edwards (jane.edwards@pirbright.ac.uk).

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

You will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not and of the date/time of the interview.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for a period of 24 months due to funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

Closing date:  12 midnight, Sunday 12 February 2023

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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