|Salary:||£40,694 to £43,888 per annum|
|Placed On:||19th September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
Location: South Kensington Campus
The vision of the Osier laboratory is to “Make Malaria History” through highly effective vaccination. We focus on vaccine candidate discovery, the identification of correlates of protection and the mechanisms that underpin protective immunity. This project will investigate and prioritize merozoite stage antigens that induce antibody-dependent Fc-mediated mechanisms of immunity (Musasia et al., Nature Comm 2022, Odera et al, Science Transl. Med. 2023, Niare et al., Front. Immunol. 2023).
We are looking for a researcher with experience in immunology, molecular biology and bioinformatics. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop a PhD project by the end of the first year, as part of a 4-year post.
Duties and responsibilities
You will contribute to an exciting project funded by the Wellcome Trust that brings together a diverse and international multidisciplinary team that will dissect the precise structural and fine molecular characteristics that lead to the successful control of malaria. We aim to use this knowledge to design and test new vaccine constructs and monoclonal antibody therapies.
You should hold a Masters’ Degree (or equivalent) in Biology or Biotechnology or a related field. You must have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills, excellent laboratory and organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise your work in response to deadlines, use your initiative and be able to work independently as well as part of the team are all essential.
You must also have excellent attention to details, good record keeping skills, the ability to learn and apply new techniques and concepts and the commitment to meeting deadlines. You will be expected to provide training and assistance to others.
This is a full time, fixed term position for 48 months. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.
Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Faith Osier – email@example.com
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