Research Assistant X2 at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in molecular biology to join Imperial College London, UK. The funding allows successful candidates to work for two years in the first instance. Potential candidates should apply before August 13, 2019.

A Research Assistant position is available within the Group of Mucosal Infection and Immunity, which forms part of the Department of Medicine at Imperial College to work on the RapiVac project.

A major focus of research within the group is to develop new RNA based vaccines and to explore methodologies that aim to improve their immunogenicity. The post is funded by the Center for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI), which seeks to develop novel vaccine platforms for rapid response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks. We have funding for an experienced person who will help in the development and immunological assessment of novel RNA vaccines progressing to clinical evaluation.

The work will involve the production, validation and analysis of RNA and the assessment of the vaccines performance in animal models and human trials. These in vivo and in vitro analyses will assist in the development of optimal RNA vaccine constructs against emerging infectious disease.

You should hold at least a BSc or equivalent in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, virology or a related biological science discipline. You should also have excellent laboratory skills and organization, as detailed in the accompanying job description, and although not essential you would preferably possess a home office personal animal licence or have completed the training modules to apply for such a licence. Knowledge of word processing, data analysis, and data presentation software are also required.

The contract is full-time, fixed-term for one year.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Robin Shattock,

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Deadline: August 13, 2019
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