NIBSC Scientist - Virology - Emerging Infections

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
30901.00 GBP Annual + + benefits
11 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Scientist - Emerging Infections

An exciting opportunity exists within the Division of Virology for a scientist to join the emerging infections group at NIBSC.

With circa 1300 staff based in two main locations and peripatetically across the UK and abroad, we enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices.

A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.

Purpose of the role:

The post is in the area responsible for producing standards and underpinning research for priority viral pathogens that are likely to cause a public health emergency.

The post holder will be part of a team engaged in a variety of activities supporting these goals and will need to proactively interact with the rest of the group, other areas of NIBSC, global networks such as the WHO and FDA and the wider scientific community. The post holder will be flexible and able to adapt to a new area of work at short notice in response to a possible outbreak epidemic.

The role will involve working in the areas of molecular biology, tissue culture and serological assays where some of the work will be at containment levels 2, 3 and SAPO3. The successful candidate will have practical experience of virology, recombinant DNA and/or immunological techniques.

Person requirements:

Mandatory requirements:

  • The candidate must be able to gain UK government security clearance at SC level

Qualifications, Licenses and professional memberships:

  • Post-graduate degree in microbiology or a related biological field, or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven graduate experience working in Containment level 2 laboratories
  • Experience working in Containment level 3 laboratories desirable

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Contract: 36 months

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