Current Vacancies  

Process Development Research Scientist

Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)Jenner Institute, Clinical Bio-Manufacturing Facility, Headington, Oxford
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Process Development Research Scientist with experience of mammalian cell culture, molecular biology and working with viral vector systems.

You will be part of the process development team. You will be responsible for the development of pre-GMP viral stocks, and for optimising yields using our current processes. In addition the role will require the implementation and improvement of novel processes and pipelines for vaccine production. You will work closely with a small team of process development staff and interact with principle investigators from across the university of Oxford, on diverse projects.

You will be highly organised, highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently are essential for this role.

You will be educated to BSc. degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with post-graduate experience working in either an academic or industry setting. Experience of working in a GMP environment would be an advantage.

You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 18 June 2018 will be considered.

Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 134930

Contact Phone : 01865 617971

Closing Date : 18-Jun-2018

Contact Email : orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

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Assay Scientist in Molecular Virology

Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) Jenner Institute, Clinical BioManufacturing Facility, Headington, Oxford
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for an assay development scientist within the Process Development and quality control teams of the CBF. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with mammalian cell culture, and a variety of assay techniques.

You will be part of both the process development and quality control teams. You will be responsible for the implementation and development of assays to support GMP production of viral vectors. You should have experience with qPCR, ELISA, and viral titration assays. Other skills in molecular biology and/or chromatography would also be an advantage. You will work closely with a small team of process development staff and interact with principle investigators from across the university of Oxford, on diverse projects.

You will be highly organised, highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently are essential for this role.

You will be educated to BSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with post-graduate experience working in either an academic or industry setting. Experience of working in a GMP environment would be an advantage.

You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 18 June 2018 will be considered.

Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 135017

Contact Phone : 01865 617971

Closing Date : 18-Jun-2018

Contact Email : orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk 

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Senior Project Manager-MMVC

Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) Jenner Institute, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM), Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford
Grade 8: £37,382 - £44,607 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Jenner Institute. We are seeking to appoint an experienced Project Manager to support the Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine Consortium (MMVC), a European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funded proposal. The MMVC consortium is developing a four-stage vaccine against malaria, which will be evaluated in a series of Phase I and II clinical trials in East and West Africa over 5 years. You will report to Professor Adrian Hill who leads the malaria vaccine program. You will be crucial to the success of this consortium.

You will be a scientifically trained graduate with extensive relevant experience in research and grant management and coordination of large research programmes, including managing substantial research budgets. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), preferably in a biological science, ideally related to the vaccine research.

You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills and ability to work effectively with people at all levels, across the world. You will play a central role in the smooth running of all aspects of the program, liaising between the consortium members and managing all communication between the partners and the funder. You should be a critical thinker with good problem-solving skills and eye for detail and you work to high standard consistently.

You are expected to demonstrate strong leadership and organisational skills and you should have substantial experience in managing complex projects involving a wide-range of collaborators. You will have the ability to work effectively independently to challenging deadlines. Previous experience in programme and grants management for research projects based in low and medium income countries (LMIC) is essential.

A PhD in a relevant subject and familiarity with current challenges in vaccinology, experience and knowledge of immunology, vaccine testing in clinical trials and an understanding of the University research grant management procedures and/or previous relevant experience within the higher education sector, would be an advantage.

If you have a strong scientific background, relevant experience and knowledge in project management, we encourage you to apply.

If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 8 an appointment on Grade 7 (£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties may be considered.

Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: katie.ewer@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 9 July 2018, will be considered.

Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 135125

Contact Phone : 01865 617971

Closing Date : 09-Jul-2018

Contact Email : orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

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VALIDATE Network Assistant

Medical Sciences, Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), Jenner Institute, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Grade 4: £21,585 – £24,983 p.a.

VALIDATE is an international network aiming to bring together researchers, industry partners, and governmental and non-governmental agencies worldwide to accelerate vaccine development for neglected diseases linked to poverty.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this dynamic international network as the VALIDATE Network Assistant. In this new role, you will be heavily involved in the Network management, events, and communications, giving you a wide range of experience to take forwards in your career.

You will play a crucial role in the smooth running of all aspects of the VALIDATE Network, assisting with liaising between the consortium members, and helping manage the website, social media and other communications. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You will assist with coordinating grant calls and supporting the Network partners that are awarded funding. You will help plan and coordinate VALIDATE’s seminars, workshops, and annual meetings, so event management experience would be useful (although not essential, as any training required will be provided in this role).

You should have excellent organisation skills and attention to detail, and good numerical and writing skills. You should be able to manage your own workload effectively, prioritising tasks each day and managing your own time. You should be a strong team player, who enjoys learning and taking on new tasks as you gain experience.

You should have a good working knowledge of computer software packages such as Microsoft Office, and you should be willing to learn new skills, and explore new technologies. Previous relevant administrative experience is desirable but not essential.

The post is based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford (www.ccvtm.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 13 July 2018 will be considered.

Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 135550

Contact Phone : 01865 617971

Closing Date : 13-Jul-2018

Contact Email : orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

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