We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and determined Research Assistant to work on the preclinical development of malaria vaccines with a degree in a subject relevant to biomedical science. You will provide core support to the research group led by Professor Simon Draper, in particular assisting with sterile cell culture, cloning, protein vaccine production, antibody production and protein characterisation.
The Draper Group at the Jenner Institute is focussed upon the design and development of malaria vaccines that induce high-level protective antibody-mediated immune responses. The group’s translational activity is underpinned by a strong programme of preclinical work, seeking to design and validate future generations of vaccines. Recent examples include studies of the mechanism of malaria parasite neutralisation by novel strain-transcending monoclonal antibodies and working with structural biologists to design improved vaccine immunogens.
The group has a strong record of attracting external grant funding, a strong publication record, and has expanded significantly in recent years. We aim to foster scientific excellence within a friendly, open and free-thinking environment.
As a Research Assistant you will have proven experience in the following areas: academic and/or industrial laboratories, protein/antibody expression, purification and characterisation, including optimisation of protein stability and production. Experience in cloning, as well as, performing sterile cell culture (preferably with mammalian and insect cell lines) are essential to the role.
You will be highly organised, have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. This post also requires someone with excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills.
If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on15 May 2019 will be considered.
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