|Salary:||£32,348 to £36,386 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||13th February 2023|
An opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the One Virology group of the Wolfson Centre for Global Virus Research (WCGVR). This friendly team is located at the Sutton Bonington campus of the University of Nottingham.
We are looking for a motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual for a short-term appointment to contribute to the development of African horse sickness virus vaccines and diagnostic tests. African horse sickness (AHS) is one of the most debilitating and lethal viral infections of horses. In southern Africa, an attenuated virus vaccine is used, but this is of limited effectiveness and is prohibited in Europe due to safety concerns. Inactivated virus vaccines can be produced in response to outbreaks but require high containment level facilities, making them expensive, and are of limited efficacy. The virus (AHSV) occurs as nine distinct serotypes, which complicates development of vaccines and diagnostic tests.
The post is funded as part of the SPIDVAC (Safe Priority Infectious Diseases VACcines) consortium, a European Union Horizon Europe funded project. This project will use plant expression technology to express viral proteins, which will be used to generate VHH by phage display.
This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 29 February 2024. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Janet Daly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.
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