We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant in gene therapy to work with the Gene Medicine Research Group, directed by Associate Professors Deborah Gill and Steve Hyde.
The successful applicant will be keen to participate in translational research and have responsibility for investigating lentiviral gene delivery to the airways for expression of monoclonal antibodies, particularly broadly neutralising antibodies to protect against influenza. The project will involve the design and production of lentiviral vectors, and delivery to a range of animal models of influenza challenge.
You will hold, or be nearing completion, of a PhD (DPhil) in gene therapy, or a closely related field. Relevant laboratory experience in recombinant virus and mammalian cell culture, lentiviral production and molecular cloning is essential. Specialist knowledge in monoclonal antibodies, influenza or other respiratory infections would be desirable. A Home Office Licence with experience in gene delivery in vivo would be an advantage.
The position is full-time, fixed-term for 36 months and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Candidates are encouraged to discuss their needs and preferences for work arrangements at interview. For further details, including a job description and person specification, please see below. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in Oxford.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 14 June 2017.