|Salary:||£27,131 to £32,348 per annum (with a discretionary range to £35,333 per annum). Grade 5|
|Placed On:||14th March 2023|
|Closes:||12th April 2023|
Location: Department of Paediatrics, Oxford Vaccine Group, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM), Churchill Hospital, Oxford
About the role
Would you like a laboratory research assistant role which involves working on human clinical trials of new and existing vaccines? Why not consider being a laboratory research assistant at the Oxford Vaccine Group and join the group that helped deliver the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic.
The Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Laboratory Research Assistant to join the Clinical Trials Team. The role is essential in supporting the conduct of clinical trials of important new vaccines targeting viral and bacterial infections. The main responsibilities will be daily trial administration, sample processing, archiving of global sample collections, testing of samples obtained from the clinical trials, including COVID vaccines Pertussis vaccines, new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines, None Typable Salmonella vaccines and also Human Typhoid/Paratyphoid Challenge studies.
OVG conducts world-leading research into creating new, and optimising existing, vaccines for children and adults. Our research has led to the much-anticipated introduction of the Meningitis B vaccine for babies into the UK vaccination schedule, and we have been extensively involved in human trials of new vaccines to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the Ebola Virus and run internationally renowned Human Challenge Models of Enteric diseases such as Typhoid and Paratyphoid.
This is initially a 12-month fixed term contract (full time, 36.5 hours per week), although there will be requirement to have flexible working hours with availability on evenings and weekends.
You will be able to work independently, manage your own time under guidance from senior members and be proactive, participate in meetings and have good communication skills and attention to detail.
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 the post in more detail, please contact Elizabeth Clutterbuck, Researcher, using the contact details below.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 12 April 2023 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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