The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Post-doctoral Immunologist - The Roslin Institute, 2019
Deadline: 4 Sep 2019
The Roslin Institute is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral immunologist for a new project analysing the parameters associated with the success/failure of vaccines in inducing protective CD8+ T-cell responses. The project is a collaboration between The Roslin and Earlham Institutes that will be applying integrated immunological profiling and transcriptomic analyses (single-cell and bulk RNASeq) to a novel model to address this fundamental immunological problem. The post-holder will be required to have experience in a range of immunological skills and, during the time in post, will be fully supported in the development of the bioinformatics skills necessary to successfully analyse large RNASeq datasets.
Job title: Post doctoral research associate
School/Support Department: The Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, CMVM
Unit (if applicable): The Roslin Institute
Line manager: Dr. Timothy Connelley (Career Track Fellow)
Design, conduct and report on research activities described in a BBSRC-funded 3 year research project comparing the immunological responses of cattle to protective and non-protective vaccines.
(Normally between 4 and 10. Percentages should total at least 95% (and no more than 100%))
In consultation with the PI be responsible for the planning and execution of a research programme combining comparative analyses of immunological and transcriptomic data on the bovine T-cell responses induced by protective and non-protective vaccines to meet the defined objectives of the funded project. During the laboratory work develop and refine methods and analytical approaches (Approx 80% of time)
Present research findings at one-to-one meetings with the PI, group meetings, and conferences and also through the preparation of manuscripts to ensure the results of the project (and any problems) are effectively communicated in a timely manner. Contribute to the generation and submission of future funding bids (Approx 10% of time)
Contribute to the broader activities of the research group including basic laboratory management, provide guidance to undergraduate and post-graduate students and staff to enable the group to effectively fulfil its remit in contributing to the wider academic community of the institute and university (Approx 10% of time)