Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gene Therapy
Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, RDM, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 – £33,518 p.a.
The Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Scientist to work with the Gene Medicine Group, to investigate lentiviral-mediated expression of monoclonal antibodies against infectious diseases. The group is directed by Professors Deborah Gill and Steve Hyde at the University of Oxford, and based at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The successful applicant will be keen to participate in translational research and have responsibility for investigating lentiviral gene delivery to the airways for expression of monoclonal antibodies, particularly broadly neutralising antibodies to protect against influenza. The project will involve the design and production of lentiviral vectors, and delivery to a range of animal models of influenza challenge.
You will hold a PhD/DPhil in gene therapy, or a closely related field. Technical proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques, mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemistry and Q-PCR is essential and you will hold a Home Office Licence. Specialist knowledge in monoclonal antibodies, influenza or other respiratory infections would be desirable.
The position is full-time, fixed term for 24 months and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Candidates are encouraged to discuss their needs and preferences for work arrangements at interview. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. For further details, including a job description and person specification, please see below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29 August 2018.
Contact person: Helen Oldham
Vacancy ID: 136425
Contact Phone: 01865 220551
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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