Current Vacancies  

Head of Operations

Grade 9: £47,263 - £59,828 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a manager, which is a senior leadership position within the Jenner Vaccine Trials – NDM team (JVT-NDM). The Jenner Institute is based within the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) at the University of Oxford. Many of the Investigators at the Jenner Institute undertake Phase I and Phase II clinical trials of candidate vaccines targeting a wide range of diseases.

You will oversee the day-to-day operations of this busy and dynamic clinical enterprise within the Jenner Institute. You will have a relevant higher degree, ideally in biology or other relevant subject and will need to be highly organised, able to deal with complex information, and able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines. You will be required to work extensively with staff and collaborators at different levels, including clinicians, nurses, scientists from PhD students to professors, managers, industry partners, and funders; so excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Applications should be made online, you will be required to upload a CV and 1 - 2 page supporting statement as part of your application. The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 April 2019.

Contact: HR Officer (01865 617604)

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TB Vaccine Project Manager

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking a Project Manager to support our Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccine Programme led by Professor Helen McShane.

We have been developing TB vaccines for the last 17 years. This has included early stage design and testing in preclinical in vivo models, and human clinical trials, evaluating the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of these vaccines in the UK and in Africa.

We aim to foster scientific excellence within a friendly, open and free-thinking environment.

You will be managing our vaccine development programme, including clinical trials in the UK and overseas. You will be highly organised, able to deal with complex information, and to prioritise your workload effectively. You will work with staff and collaborators at different levels regularly, including clinicians, nurses, scientists from PhD students to Professors, managers, industry partners, and funders, so excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.

You will be a science graduate, preferably with relevant skills and knowledge of clinical trial management. You will have excellent organisational skills and you can work effectively both independently and as part of a team. You will be self-motivated, capable of coordinating complex logistic operations and motivating others to meet deadlines. Critical thinking and good problem solving skills are needed. You will work to high standard and have a good attention to detail and good computer skills.

Previous experience in vaccine development, designing and managing large investigational medicinal product trials, performing research in developing countries, relevant higher degree, and an understanding of Good Clinical Practice, would be an advantage.

You will 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 Monday 22 April 2019 will be considered.

Contact: HR Officer (01865 617604)

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Vaccinologist - Specialising in Virus-like Particles

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Postdoctoral Vaccinologist to join an exciting new consortium addressing challenges in vaccine manufacturing. VaxHub, funded by the Engineering and Phsyical Sciences Research Council, is led jointly by UCL and Oxford. The primary focus for the postholder will be to work as a member of the Oxford team responsible for generating a number of new virus like particle vaccines for pre-clinical assessment of immunogenicity and efficacy, as well as addressing particle yield and stability. The Postdoctoral Vaccinologist will support the on-going programme of vaccine development against pre-erythrocytic malaria. You will be responsible for the development of new pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccines based on VLPs. You will be a highly organised, motivated individual with proven experience in vaccine development and assessment.

A PhD/DPhil in a relevant area related to vaccine design or pre-clinical stage vaccine and be able to interpret scientific data, analyse and research complex issues and write factual reports. In addition, you will possess excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online.

Depending on experience, this post may be offered at Grade 6 (£28,660 - £34,189 p.a.) with reduced duties.

You will 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 1 April 2019 will be considered.

Contact: HR Officer (01865 617 644)

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Clinical Trials Support Officer

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 25th of March 2019

Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a.

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trials Support Officer to join the Jenner Vaccine Trials-NDM team part of the Jenner Institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

As a Clinical Trials Support Officer you will support various departmental functions including recruitment, payments to volunteers and clinical trial administration.

You will provide day-to-day support potentiating the activities of other members of the team by providing a vital link in the administrative tasks required to provide an excellent service to our clinical trial participants and maintaining the high standards required in clinical trials.

Main duties include compiling various approved documents for use by the team; responding to enquiries from potential participants and liaison with medical staff in scheduling initial appointments; maintaining stationary and clinical supplies; ensuring timely research data capture and assisting in the transportation of samples to the laboratory.

You should be able to show evidence of education with a minimum of four GCSEs (at a good level) and/or significant work experience at a similar level. You will be computer literate and experienced with basic software packages (Excel, Word).

The position will be based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 25 March 2019 will be considered.

Contact: HR Officer (01865 617604)

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Clinical Research Fellow - Tuberculosis

Grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow to take an active role in the design and execution of clinical trials of investigational vaccines against tuberculosis within the Tuberculosis Research Group, led by Professor Helen McShane.

You will be responsible for clinical input into the trial design and execution, working closely with the clinical trials team, developing study protocols, ethical applications, advertising and recruitment, data management and analysis as well as screening and vaccination of volunteers. You will be highly organised and motivated.

You will have completed your Foundation Year 1 and 2 training and you will be fully GMC registered and permitted to practice medicine in the UK. You may have commenced or completed Core Medical Training or medical specialty equivalent. Holding a MRCP or MRCGP would be an advantage.

You will have excellent communication skills, immaculate attention to detail, and good organisation and time management skills. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with subjects and volunteers in a research study, including clinical research co-ordinators and other team members, laboratory and administrative staff, monitors, industry collaborators, clinical trial auditors and the broader research community. You should also be confident utilising common IT programs (Word, Excel, etc.) and databases.

Previous laboratory and clinical trial experience, including ethics, GCP and documentation would be beneficial. Knowledge of immunology would be an advantage.

This post will provide invaluable experience for you if you are considering taking time out of clinical medicine to study for a higher degree. We are also offering you an excellent base from which you could apply for Training Fellowship funding.

The role requires some flexibility of working hours due to the nature of clinical trials.

This post is offered for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance.

To apply, please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV and supporting statement.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 25 March 2019 will be considered.

Contact: HR Officer (01865 617604)

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VALIDATE Research Data Analyst

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are looking for a VALIDATE Research Data Analyst to maximise the outputs and lessons learned from the VALIDATE Network’s immunology and vaccine-related data available from its collaborating members. This is an exciting post, where you can have an impact on vaccine R&D for neglected diseases.

VALIDATE (“VAccine deveLopment for complex Intracellular neglecteD pAThogEns”) aims to bring together human and veterinary academics, industry partners, and governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world to accelerate progress towards developing vaccines.

You will encourage our members to share published and unpublished data via our Data Portal, which you will manage, and you will be responsible for maximising outcomes from the data available. You will examine cross-pathogen, cross-species, and cross-country immunological data to find synergies and differences, generating new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications, and building models to predict vaccine efficacy. You will be responsible for examining cross-pathogen immune responses, for example using available data sets from studies of immune correlates of risk of TB disease, to build models to predict immune correlates of risk of leishmania, leprosy and melioidosis disease. You will participate in identifying knowledge gaps and developing proposals to fund research projects to address these areas.

You will have a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematics, or statistics, with a scientific background in biology. You will have post-doctoral experience working as a bioinformatician, mathematical modeller or statistician. You must be proactive, have excellent communication skills, be a team-player, and be comfortable working closely with scientists and clinicians in diverse geographical locations who possess a wide range of skillsets and knowledge. It is expected that the work will involve a range of complex and original scientific work and requires a high degree of personal motivation.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment until 31 May 2020 in the first instance and funded by the Medical Research Council. Please quote reference 139642 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 20 March 2019 can be considered. Interviews to be held on 28 March 2019.

Contact: Sibel Ruc (01865 217971).

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