The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Post-doctoral Research Fellow (melioidosis), University College Dublin, Apr 2018
Post-doctoral Fellow (development of a subunit vaccine against melioidosis)
Employer: University College Dublin, Ireland
Salary: €36,450 per annum
Full-time 2 year contract
Due to recent funding from the Wellcome Trust Innovator Award, this two year post is available for a highly productive ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the Vaccine and Infection group led by Dr Siobhán McClean, University College Dublin. We have identified a vaccine antigens that protected two different preclinical models from lethal melioidosis infection. The Welcome Trust funded DiSarM (development of a subunit vaccine against melioidosis) project will allow us to perform essential developmental steps to further investigate the vaccine's safety and effectiveness, so that we can move towards first in man studies.
The project will focus on :
Cloning and expression of identified antigens
T- cell epitope identification and characterisation of T-cell responses
Antigen stability studies and antigen characterisation
Immune monitoring of the vaccine responses
The successful candidate must have:
PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology or related discipline.
Hands on experience in cloning, protein expression, purification and analysis.
A demonstrated commitment to research and publications.
Excellent Communication Skills (Oral, Written , Presentation etc)
It is also desirable that the candidate have:
Experience in immunology, vaccination, and /or preclinical methods.
Experience in setting own research agenda
Knowledge of IP processes and knows how to protect findings
You can find the full job description, and apply for the role here.