Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Immunology of Infectious Diseases -

University of Oxford - Department of Paediatrics
31076.00 - 38183.00 GBP Annual
05 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Grade 7: GBP31,076 - GBP38,183 per annum
Ref: 129668

The University of Oxford, Department of Paediatrics is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), based at the Centre of Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM).

This is a rare opportunity for a 3 years position to work on a cutting edge European consortium project on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) immunology and vaccine development. RSV is the main infectious cause of hospitalization in newborns and infants, mainly due to bronchiolitis and severe lower respiratory tract infections. The objective of the post is to identify biomarkers of RSV infection and protection against RSV disease in several population cohorts, including a unique access to a paediatric cohort.

The outcome will underpin the development of effective vaccine strategies. The post-holder will be involved in a multi-center collaborative project across European countries, providing an excellent opportunity for networking. You will be responsible for developing specific projects using samples from clinical trials, developing research objectives and proposals, and coordinating internal and external collaborations, you will have the opportunity to supervise Oxford PhD students (DPhil).

You will be an excellent research scientist with a relevant PhD and in depth research experience in immunology. You will have knowledge and experience of a wide range of techniques with a focus on analysis of serological immune response, but also cellular and innate immune responses including flow cytometry, and gene expression. You will be self-driven, highly motivated and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills as the post involves collaboration within several groups and consortia.

This is a full-time post offered for 36 months in the first instance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Rollier via

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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20th July 2017.