Postdoctoral Research Scientist

University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist to join an exciting research project on viral immunology, particularly infections with Flavivirus and Coronavirus in the laboratory of Professor Gavin Screaton and Associate Professor Juthathip Mongkolsapaya.

Both virus families, especially the members of Coronaviruses, cause a massive healthcare burden. We have considerable experience in the investigation of the immune responses to the viruses and publish well. You will be involved in a broadly-based research program covering a number of aspects of viral immunology, and vaccine development.

Your primary responsibilities will include; managing your own academic research in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment of an internationally leading research institute. This involves project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Adapting existing and develop new scientific techniques, and experimental protocols and testing hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.

You will contribute ideas for new research projects and collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports, journal articles, and grant application and occasionally present papers and posters. Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques as well as conduct and plan own scientific work. You will benefit from the institute and wider university expertise in immunology, virology, and molecular biology. There will be opportunities to develop new therapeutic materials and vaccine development in infectious diseases.

As part of the role you will need to hold a PhD or be close to completion of your PhD in a subject related to antibody responses to viral infection. You must have a proactive and adaptable approach to work and willingness to collaborate and provide scientific and workplace guidance to research assistants and students. Excellent record keeping, careful methodological work skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. You will need to communicate effectively with a range of collaborators, including the COI research groups  and contributing groups across Oxford.

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 until 31 December 2026

Only applications received before 12 midday on 11 December 2023 will be considered. Please quote 169823 on all correspondence.

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