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All vacancies within Department of Paediatrics

There are currently 8 vacancies within Department of Paediatrics:

Title Closes Salary
Laboratory Research Assistant (Maternity Cover) May 23, 2019, noon Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infant Brain Development May 23, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Clinical Trials Data Manager June 17, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 – £37,345 p.a.
Clinical Trials IT and Developer June 17, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £43,267 p.a.
Part-time Research Officer in Digital Health June 18, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata)
Research Associate in Digital Health June 18, 2019, noon Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.
Research Officer in Digital Health June 18, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher (Statistician/Epidemiologist) June 20, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Laboratory Research Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Closes: May 23, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Applications are invited for a position of Laboratory Research Assistant as a maternity cover.</p><br> <p>The Oxford Vaccine Group Laboratory, under the direction of Professor Pollard is staffed by 23 research staff including technical, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scientists. The job requires flexibility in working hours, including potentially some weekend work. Research projects include:</p><br> <p>&#149; evaluation of immune responses to vaccines in children and adults;<br> <br>&#149; understanding of the nature of immunological memory;<br> <br>&#149; development of a novel vaccines and pre-clinical studies;<br> <br>&#149; genetics of the immune response to vaccines;<br> <br>&#149; natural and vaccine-induced immunity to Salmonella Typhi;<br> <br>&#149; invasive bacterial infections in South Asia.</p><br> <p>Your duties will include working in Containment level 2 and Containment level 3 laboratories for the receipt, tracking, storage/archiving of study related samples such as serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, urine, saliva, and stool specimens. You will also conduct all laboratory work to the standards expected from Good Laboratory Practice and OVG quality management guidelines which will include compliance with Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulations.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will have practical laboratory/clinical laboratory experience and will be able to work as a member of a team.</p><br> <p>Applications need to be received by 12.00 noon on 23 May 2019 to be considered.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infant Brain Development

Closes: May 23, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY AND IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.</p><br> <p>An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Neuroimaging research group led by Professor Rebeccah Slater at the University of Oxford. The group&#146;s research explores early life human brain development, with a focus on pain processing.</p><br> <p>This post is funded by Bliss, a UK-based charity that supports improvement in the care and treatment of premature and sick babies. This research grant aims to address the charity&#146;s mission by identifying the most effective ways of judging whether a premature or sick baby is feeling pain. This funding is specifically for a project to explore whether parent-led interventions can reduce pain in prematurely-born infants, and to understand the underlying mechanisms of action. The appointed candidate will be responsible for leading all aspects of this project, including study design, recruitment, data collection and analysis, and dissemination. The appointed candidate will be supported by a large multi-disciplinary research team which includes clinicians, neuroscientists, parent representatives, engineers, and analysis specialists who will help develop pain measures that are suitable for use in premature infants. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to receive training in neuroimaging techniques such as EEG and MRI, and analysis methods.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own research, contributing to new ideas for research projects, developing ideas for generating income, preparing scientific reports, writing up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals, assisting other members of the group or people working on collaborative projects to gain familiarity with new methodologies, acting as a source of information, and advising on scientific protocols.</p><br> <p>You will hold or be near to completing a relevant PhD/DPhil. The ideal candidate will have an interest in human brain development, pain research, and a familiarity with the relevant literature. Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills, as well as the ability to work autonomously. Experience of clinical research, research governance and Good Clinical Practice are highly desirable. Confidence in recruitment of patients for research, experience of teaching, and experience of data processing and applying statistical analyses is also desirable.</p><br> <p>The post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years. The position will be based at the Women&#146;s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please feel free to contact Dr Vaneesha Monk for further information about the post using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 May 2019.</p> </div>

Clinical Trials Data Manager

Closes: June 17, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 – £37,345 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Oxford Vaccine Group is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Trial Data Manager for the Data Management Team. The Data Management Team is responsible for all data management activities across the lifecycle of a study.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate must have an undergraduate degree or above, with substantial relevant experience in data management or database development; in-depth experience of building and managing study databases with EDC tools; experience of developing and documenting data management processes and SOPs; and a good understanding of the regulatory framework around data management and information governance.</p><br> <p>Reporting to the Clinical Delivery Lead, the Clinical Trial Data Manager will play a key role in data management activities. This includes liaising with and offering advice to study teams, developing and documenting data management processes, collaborating with IT and Development team building and supporting new and existing study databases for clinical research, and using EDC systems such as OpenClinica and RedCap. (For more information about REDCap and OpenClinica see: www.project-redcap.org/, https://www.openclinica.com/).</p><br> <p>This is a varied and busy role in a friendly and hard-working team, and we are looking for someone with initiative, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail who can prioritise their workload and work with minimal supervision.</p><br> <p>For any queries or an informal visit, please contact Hannah Robinson using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 17 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Clinical Trials IT and Developer

Closes: June 17, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £43,267 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Oxford Vaccine Group is looking to recruit an enthusiastic developer for the IT and Development Team. This team is responsible for delivering and maintaining high-quality clinical trial IT infrastructure, building mobile applications and maintaining the OVG family of websites, software and clinical trials databases.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate must have a degree or equivalent in computer science or a relevant subject or extensive relevant experience; previous software and database development experience gained through working within a Pharmaceutical, CRO, Biotech company or a clinical trial unit; as well as experience in developing mobile and web-based applications.</p><br> <p>Reporting to the Clinical Trials IT and Development lead, the Clinical Trials IT and Developer will play a key role in developing clinical trials databases, mobile apps and software and will take responsibility for maintaining the OVG family of Drupal-based websites. They will also work on specific large projects, supporting the Trial Delivery Team and Data Manager with design and development of eCRFs (electronic case report forms) in REDCap and OpenClinca. (For more information about REDCap and OpenClinica see: www.project-redcap.org/ and www.openclinica.com/). All work will be carried out at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford.</p><br> <p>This is a varied and busy role in a friendly and hard-working team, and we are looking for someone with initiative, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail who can prioritise their workload and work with minimal supervision.</p><br> <p>For any queries or an informal chat, please contact Yama G Farooq using the email address below.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 17 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Part-time Research Officer in Digital Health

Closes: June 18, 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 Tuesday 18 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Research Associate in Digital Health

Closes: June 18, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

<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>There is an essential leadership component to the role, and the postholder should expect to take on research project management responsibilities and coordinate primary data collection exercises and fieldwork.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate must hold a PhD degree in the sciences and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The candidate must be able to independently plan and manage a research project and be willing to travel abroad if the project requires, including at short notice, to 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>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Tuesday 18 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Research Officer in Digital Health

Closes: June 18, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<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 and part-time (see vacancy 140763).</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Tuesday 18 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Researcher (Statistician/Epidemiologist)

Closes: June 20, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<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 are seeking to appoint a highly motivated statistician/epidemiologist with an interest in meta-analysis, to join our team of clinicians, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, and statisticians. The postholder will focus on delivering a large individual participant data meta-analysis of pneumococcal vaccine clinical trials. This work will involve statistical analysis of antibody data from multiple clinical trials, and network meta-analyses. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for drafting major peer-reviewed publications with the opportunity to lead as first author. Additionally there will be opportunity to attend training in methods for evidence synthesis and to work with senior collaborators who are leaders in this field.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, excellent communication skills, strong analytical skills, and an interest in vaccines or infectious diseases.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post located at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine at Churchill Hospital, Oxford and is offered for 2-years in the first instance. Part-time working arrangements will also be considered.</p><br> <p>For further details or an information discussion, please contact Dr Merryn Voysey using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 20 June 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</p> </div>