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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Virology

University of Oxford - Centre for Human Genetics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £40,521 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2023
Closes: 3rd January 2024
Job Ref: 169509

The Carroll Group, at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, runs an internationally renowned laboratory focussing on high consequence emerging viral infections. Current projects involve Ebola, Lassa fever, Nipah and SARS-CoV-2. A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is sought to join their highly motivated team!

As the Postdoctoral Research Assistant, you will work within the team that are studying immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 following vaccination and/or infection. You will need experience of working in a laboratory environment with an accurate and systematic approach to the documentation of experimental work.

You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will perform virological neutralisation experiments in containment level 3 and assess antibody binding parameters. In addition, you will process samples and optimise additional assays where required. You will be required to keep up to date with matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Health and Safety, COSHH sheets and other relevant regulations. Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations will be also part of your responsibilities.

It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in a relevant subject such as Virology or Immunology. You will have experience of cell-based virology assays at Cat II and preferably Cat III, and experience with tissue culture of mammalian cells. In addition, you will have experience of working in a laboratory environment with an accurate and systematic approach to the documentation of experimental work. You will be able to manage your own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues. Experience in category III virology and working knowledge of coronaviruses is desirable for this role.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 2 years in the first instance, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Interviews are to be held in the week commencing 8 January 2024.

For more information, or an informal chat, please contact miles.carroll@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 3 January 2024 will be considered. Please quote 169509 on all correspondence.

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