The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Vaccinology Post-Doc, KEMRI Kenya
Postdoctoral researcher - Vaccinology
Employer: KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kenya
The aim of this post will be to develop novel vaccine design and development platforms for use against human and animal disease indications. The post holder will design and construct novel vaccines and evaluate these in appropriate model systems in the UK and Kenya. The project will also involve comparative studies on variations in immune responses, both type of cells and responses, between livestock in the UK and in East Africa countries. This will be achieved by identifying new reagents to characterise immune function in a range of different breeds of animals. Specifically, immune cell subsets. These studies will support more ambitious future plans to develop correlates of protection induced by existing and novel vaccines in livestock.
The Post holder will be based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, with frequent travel to collaborating institutes in the UK (Pirbright Institute and Jenner Institute)
*Please note that this position is open to East African Nationals only
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