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All vacancies within Department of Paediatrics

There are currently 4 vacancies within Department of Paediatrics:

Title Closes Salary
Part-time Research Officer in Digital Health June 25, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata)
Medical Bioinformatician July 8, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a. (with a discretionary range to £43,267)
Paediatric Research Nurse July 8, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 to £34,189 (with a discretionary range to £37,345)
Overseas Programme Manager July 24, 2019, noon Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.

Part-time Research Officer in Digital Health

Closes: June 25, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>Reporting to Dr Edward Meinert, Sir David Cooksey Fellow in Healthcare Translation, this is an exciting opportunity to participate in the intersection of digital health, software engineering, data science and regulation.</p><br> <p>The postholder will join a small, dynamic research group that is supporting several projects and is involved in a number of exciting international collaborations. Work undertaken will aim to inform education policy at the national and international level.</p><br> <p>The postholder will support the evaluation of digital health solutions and research supporting patient and public involvement in the introduction of these solutions. They will also support literature reviews and grant applications focused on the evaluation of the design, development and of information systems and healthcare.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate must hold an undergraduate degree and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The candidate must be willing to travel abroad if the project requires, including at short notice, and to work at different locations within the EU. They must have excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office package is essential, and experience of using Stata is also desired.</p><br> <p>Please note that there are two separate Research Officer roles available within the group: full-time (see vacancy 140661) and part-time.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on the extended deadline date of Tuesday 25 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Medical Bioinformatician

Closes: July 8, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a. (with a discretionary range to £43,267)

<div> <p></p><p>The Oxford Vaccine Group is based within the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford and carries out research of major national and international importance in the field of infection and immunology. We seek a self-motivated (medical) bioinformatician to join our team of clinicians, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, and statisticians.</p><br> <p>The post will provide the opportunity to undertake and integrate/consolidate analyses of RNA-seq, Ig-seq (immunoglobulin sequencing) and protein expression derived from studies of infection (focussing on TB) and vaccine-responses (focussing on pertussis). The aim of the integration of multi-omics expression datasets is to improve methods for deconvoluting antigen-specific antibody responses and to investigate pathogen specific diagnostic immune response signatures. The post holder will manage their own academic research, disseminate research projects and contribute ideas to new research projects.</p><br> <p>The pertussis study is part of a broader IMI funded project around infection and vaccines ( and will use Ig-seq and antibody derived proteomic data sets. The TB-related work is based on RNA-seq and proteomic datasets generated through a paediatric TB diagnostic study, recently completed through a collaboration between Harvard Medical School the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Kenyan Ministry of Health. For this study, there will be the opportunity to interact with experienced collaborators, including statisticians and epidemiologists from the CDC.</p><br> <p>The post holder will have the support of experienced clinical researchers, microbiologists, statisticians and bioinformaticians. Scientific rigour, clarity of expression in written reports, excellent communication skills and proven ability to work as part of a team are essential, as is experience in analysing high throughput RNA-seq datasets and experience in using classification methods for explaining output variables e.g. the presence or absence of a disease.</p><br> <p>The post holder will have a Bachelor&#8217;s Degree (or Master&#8217;s) in a relevant subject: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Mathematical Biology or a related subject. A PhD/DPhil in statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, computer science, biology or mathematics is also desirable. Furthermore, for candidates with a computing or mathematical background, evidence of experience working with biological high throughput datasets is strongly desired; for candidates with a biology background, evidence of programming skills and some understanding of classification methods is strongly desired</p><br> <p>There is flexibility to make full- or part-time appointments, and candidates should indicate in their covering letter whether they would prefer a full- or part-time post. We would prefer to make appointments at Grade 7 as described below: however, in the event that no suitable Grade 7 candidates come forwards, we also have flexibility to make an appointment at Grade 6 (&#163;28,660 - &#163;34,189 p.a.) with suitably adjusted responsibilities. Therefore, potential candidates are encouraged to apply even if they do not consider themselves to meet all inclusion criteria.</p><br> <p>This post is fixed-term and is offered for 2 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Daniel O'Connor using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 July 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Paediatric Research Nurse

Closes: July 8, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 to £34,189 (with a discretionary range to £37,345)

<div> <p></p><p>Would you like a nursing role that does not involve shift work? Are you ready for a change? Why not consider research nursing at the Oxford Vaccine Group. The Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG) are seeking enthusiastic nurses to join the Paediatric Research Nurse Team. All training is provided, so no experience in research is necessary.</p><br> <p>The role is essential to the management and delivery of research studies. You will visit participants and their family at their home to discuss the study, obtain blood or swab samples, and administer study and routine vaccines. Venepuncture and immunisation training will be provided. Applicants should have a nursing degree qualification and professional registration, good communication and organisational skills and good attention to detail. This role would include some weekend and evening working.</p><br> <p>OVG conducts world-leading research into creating new and optimising existing vaccines for children and adults. Our research has led to the much-anticipated introduction of the Meningitis B vaccine for babies into the UK vaccination schedule, but also focuses on global health. Currently there is much research into prevention of RSV.</p><br> <p>Initially the post is offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract; extension to this is likely but is subject to external funding availability.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 July 2019.</p> </div>

Overseas Programme Manager

Closes: July 24, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Oxford Vaccine Group at Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM), part of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, is a centre for excellence for clinical trials of vaccines for the adult and paediatric population.</p><br> <p>We are looking to recruit an Overseas Programme Manager to provide operational oversight and coordinate project activities across multiple studies within the low- and middle-income country portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a range of ongoing clinical research activities (mainly paediatric research) based across multiple countries. The post will entail responsibilities in project co-ordination and management, trial oversight, administrative oversight and training and education, and the post holder will therefore be critical to the successful delivery of projects with significant international importance.</p><br> <p>Working with local research teams and the multi-disciplinary team in Oxford, the role requires the post holder to demonstrate accomplished leadership; an ability to strategically plan project activities and lead study delivery and implementation, ensuring timelines are met. The successful candidate will be educated to Bachelor's Degree level (or higher) in a life science or health-related subject and will have extensive experience of clinical research including all stages of trial delivery, from protocol development to final analysis.</p><br> <p>Candidates with or without clinical experience (e.g. as a registered nurse) are encouraged to apply.</p><br> <p>The post will involve significant international travel.</p><br> <p>This is a fixed-term contract (12 months) with the possibility of extending. For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Andrew Pollard using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 July 2019 with interviews to follow shortly thereafter.</p> </div>