Research Assistant in clinical immunology - Tenders Global

Research Assistant in clinical immunology

University of Oxford


Salary (£): £32,332 to £38,205 per annum (with a discretionary range to £41,732 per annum)

Location: Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for up to 18 months in the first instance 

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) 

About the role

Professor Simon Draper leads a vaccine development programme, with a strong focus on malaria, antibody immunology and clinical trials. The Group’s translational activity is underpinned by a strong programme of preclinical work, seeking to design and validate future generations of vaccines. The Draper Group laboratory is based at the Department of Biochemistry, forming part of a new hub for infectious disease and immunology research. We are now looking to appoint a Clinical Immunology Research Assistant to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with several clinical research projects in a fast-paced research environment at the cutting edge of vaccine science. The position involves supporting the general programme of human immunology within the blood-stage malaria group. This includes general lab duties (maintaining supplies, consumables and instruments); preparing reagents; cataloguing frozen samples; and some data analysis. You will be highly organised, with proven experience in a laboratory environment.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the UKRI for up to 18 months in the first instance.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.  

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including: 

•         An excellent contributory pension scheme  

•         38 days annual leave 

•         A comprehensive range of childcare services 

•         Family leave schemes 

•         Cycle loan scheme 

•         Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs 

•         Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans 

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About you 

You will hold a degree in a relevant biological subject and have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The research involves cellular and humoral immunology techniques carried out with human blood samples ELISA, and sterile cell culture (full training will be given). Experience of working to GLP would be an advantage.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online  

Only applications received before 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 can be considered. with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held soon as possible thereafter.

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