Current Vacancies  

Clinical Research Fellow - Blood-Stage Malaria Programme

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow - Blood-Stage Malaria Vaccine Programme to join Professor Simon Draper’s blood-stage malaria vaccine development group at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical medicine, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.

This role is focused on designing and executing clinical trials of malaria vaccines and human malaria challenge studies in Oxford. You will work closely with Chief Investigator, project managers, nurses, recruitment coordinator and data manager to maintain high quality in the design and conduct of clinical trials. You will be involved in screening and vaccination of volunteers and analyse and manage the data, maintaining complete and accurate study files. You will also be expected to present the results in various formats to different audiences.

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. Knowledge of immunology and/or holding a MRCP or MRCS would be an advantage.

You must be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and highly equipped in IT skills. This post requires flexibility in the hours worked, as some out of hours work is required (especially during challenge studies) but this can be taken back as time off in lieu. Experience working with clinical studies, including ethics, GCP, documentation would be desirable as would previous laboratory experience relevant to malaria or infectious disease research.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

This post is offered full-time on a 24-month fixed-term contract funded by European Commission.

Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: simon.draper@ndm.ox.ac.uk or angela.minassian@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 143352 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 1 November 20129 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)

GMP Production Manager

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Clinical BioManufacturing Facility, Old Road, Headington, Oxford

Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.

The Clinical BioManufacturing Facility (CBF) at the University of Oxford is seeking an experienced GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Production manager to run our clean room operations. The CBF is central to translating The University of Oxford’s world-leading medical research into real world impact. Numerous products successfully manufactured at the CBF have entered Phase I/Phase II clinical trials, including those targeting Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Zika, Cancer and Crohn’s Disease.

Reporting to the Head of Production the postholder will play a key role in the manufacture of a wide range of Investigational Medicinal Products, including vaccines, and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products for clinical trials according to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). The postholder will be pivotal to the success of upcoming manufacturing campaigns through their leadership of the Production Team, partnership with other managers within the CBF, and collaboration with academic teams developing innovative medicinal products.

This post would be particularly suited if you want to leverage your skills and knowledge of GMP to meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people. It is the ideal opportunity to develop your career in biopharmaceuticals at the interface between academia and industry.

You will be educated to BSc degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have significant postgraduation experience, from a similar role. Experience in cleanroom working according to GMP, adenovirus culture and downstream processing techniques are preferred. We are looking for someone who is highly organised and motivated with good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication, planning and prioritising skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently are essential.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

This post is offered on a full-time, fixed-term contract for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal dependent on future funding. This position is funded by the department.

Depending on experience this post may be offered at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with reduced duties.

Please quote reference 143367 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Personal Assistant/Administrative Officer to join Professor Simon Draper at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.

This role is focused on providing PA support to Professor Draper as well as providing administrative support for the Draper group. As the PA/Administrative Officer you will play a central role in the Draper group, and your responsibilities will include managing Professor Draper’s diary, co-ordinating meetings and international teleconferences, preparing email correspondence and making travel arrangements for Professor Draper and members of his group. In addition you will provide comprehensive administrative support to the group, including management of expenses and allowances, report preparation and maintenance and improvement of the group’s records and filing systems.

Applicants must have proven experience in a PA/administrative role and of managing the office of a senior member of staff within an organisation, including making complex UK and International travel arrangements. You will have a high level of numerical accuracy as well as good IT and writing skills. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are essential to this role as is the ability to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload whilst dealing with confidential information with tact and discretion. Ideally, you will be proficient in audio/touch typing and will have prior experience of Oracle-based information systems.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

This post is offered full-time on a 18 month fixed-term contract. This position is funded by Wellcome Trust and European Commission.

Please quote reference 143329 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)