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Vacancies within Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology (CCMP)

There are currently 2 vacancies within Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology (CCMP):

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science and Molecular Biology Feb. 25, 2019, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.
Research Assistant in Vaccine Development March 18, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science and Molecular Biology

Closes: Feb. 25, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science and Molecular Biology in Professor Chris O&#146;Callaghan&#146;s laboratory, based in the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.</p><br> <p>This is an exciting opportunity and your primary role will be to assist in planning, carrying out experiments and analysing the results within Professor Chris O&#146;Callaghan&#146;s laboratory (www.ccmp.ox.ac.uk/o-callaghan-group). This will involve molecular biology and biochemistry to generate constructs, express and purify recombinant protein and test recombinant protein for enzymatic activity and in DNA assembly (see Lin and O&#146;Callaghan, Nucleic Acids Res, 46 (19), pp. e113 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29986052 ). The laboratory is well equipped for this work and there may be opportunity to undertake structural biology of the recombinant enzymes. You will undertake state-of-the-art work to develop this technology to a form that is suitable for translation for widespread use.</p><br> <p>You will have (or have recently submitted and expect to be awarded) a PhD or DPhil in a relevant discipline (e.g. molecular biology, protein analysis, structural biology, recombinant protein production, biochemistry, biophysics) as well as proven experience and confidence in molecular biology and/or recombinant protein production and purification. You will have ability to manage your own research and administrative activities, working independently as well as within a team and possession of sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within a state-of-the art group and advise others in the group. You will also have excellent organisational skills including data management and record keeping and excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.</p><br> <p>The position is funded by the Medical Research Council and is fixed-term until 29 February 2020 in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.</p><br> <p>Please quote ref. 139308 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 25 February 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

Research Assistant in Vaccine Development

Closes: March 18, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join Dr Sandy Douglas&#146; team as a Research Assistant in Vaccine Development (www.jenner.ac.uk/jenner-researchers/researcher/alexander-sandy-douglas) within the Jenner Institute located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.</p><br> <p>Vaccines are among the most effective public health interventions of all time. Do you want to improve lives through vaccine research while developing your skills and career? You will work on key aspects of projects related to rabies, malaria, and Epstein-Barr virus being carried out in the Douglas group. This will allow you to develop your skills in cell culture, protein purification, genetics, molecular biology, and viral culture. You will also contribute to experimental design, execution, and analysis, supported by a team of senior scientists.</p><br> <p>This role would be particularly suited if you are enthusiastic about pursuing graduate studies in medical science, as the exposure to a range of projects and techniques will provide rich development opportunities. The post would equally suit to an experienced researcher looking to expand their skills in a new area.</p><br> <p>Our key requirements are a strong academic track record, excellent intellectual ability, knowledge of vaccinology, infectious disease and/or molecular biology, and experience of biological laboratory work. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and time management skills are also essential.<br> <br>The position is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome and is fixed-term for two years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 139228 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: <a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:adam.ritchie@ndm.ox.ac.uk">adam.ritchie@ndm.ox.ac.uk</a>.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 18 March 2019 can be considered. Interview will take place on Friday 29 March 2019.</p> </div>