The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Postdoctoral Fellowship in TB Vaccine Trial Immunology, UCT, South Africa, May 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in TB Vaccine Trial Immunology
Employer: South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting edge clinical, epidemiological and immunological research in clinical vaccine development, TB pathogenesis and biomarker discovery in a setting where TB is endemic. We have completed 24 clinical trials of nine novel TB vaccine candidates as well as BCG vaccine. We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within our dynamic clinical immunology group to conduct research on immunology of TB vaccines. The project responsibilities will entail design, execution, quality assurance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of immunological outcomes of human clinical trials of novel TB vaccines. The position will be located in Cape Town and will require regular visits to our Clinical Field Site in Worcester, 110km from Cape Town. The position will provide opportunities to work in collaboration with local and global leaders in vaccinology, statistics, systems biology and specialist innate and T cell immunologists. The amount awarded to the successful incumbent will be valued between R300,000 and R370,000 and will depend on relevant experience and skills.
The candidate should have a PhD degree within the previous 5 years and should not have held any prior permanent professional or academic positions. The fellowship is initially tenable for one year with potential for extended periods, depending on availability of continued funding and on the performance of the candidate.
PhD in immunology, or related field
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Successful scientific writing skills
Excellent presentation skills
Good knowledge of the research process
Excellent organisational skills
Experience with clinical trials and good clinical practice
Flow cytometry experience
Excellent knowledge of adaptive and innate immunity
Excellent knowledge of statistics
For more details and to apply, visit their webpage.