The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Clinical Trials Research Technician
Deadline 7 January 2021
Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, UK
We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Trials Research Technician to join the pre-erythrocytic (PE) malaria and outbreak pathogens vaccine development group at the Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine. The research programme at the Jenner Institute focuses on pre-clinical and clinical testing of novel vaccines. Due to the continued expansion of the programme, we require a clinical trials research technician to join us.
You will provide technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the clinical trials immunology laboratory. We are a busy and dynamic group working on testing exciting new vaccines against diseases including SARS-CoV-2 , malaria, Ebola, influenza, MERS, Lassa and Nipah. The lab receives samples from multiple clinical trials running in Oxford at the same time as well as samples from our partner sites in Africa and the Middle East.
It is essential that you are educated to A-Level standard or equivalent in biology or a related area. You will ideally have experience working in a research environment and should have an interest and/or experience in infectious disease research. Training will be available in all aspects of the work, but an ability to work unsupervised and good time-management skills will be important. We will consider applications from candidates without laboratory experience, but you must demonstrate your potential to learn quickly. You must be self-motivated and able to work well in a team that includes post-doctoral scientists, graduate students and laboratory support staff.
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. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered on a fixed-term contract for 18 months and is funded by the Wellcome.