The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Deadline 30 November 2020
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK
Viral Vector Core Facility (VVCF) at the Jenner Institute is located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. VVCF is a core facility which produces all recombinant viral vectors required by Jenner investigators for pre-clinical vaccine studies. The facility also makes vectors for external academic and industrial collaborators. Within this role you will be a key member of a production facility with responsibility for maintenance of cell lines required, production of viral vectored vaccines and also ensuring tested end products to meet the high standards expected by our scientists.
Jenner Institute located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 per annum. With reduced responsibilities, we would be willing to consider candidates with less experience who are seeking a development opportunity at Grade 5: £25,941- £30,942 per annum.
Applications are invited for a Production Scientist in Viral Vector Core Facility (VVCF) at the Jenner Institute located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.
You will be a member of a production facility with responsibility for production of viral vectored vaccines for the Jenner Institute. Your main activity will be laboratory work producing viral vectored vaccines for members of the Jenner Institute. This will involve taking responsibility for scheduling the work and producing the poxvirus and adenoviral vectors and ensuring they are tested to meet the high standards expected by our scientists.
You will have a BSc in Biological Sciences, or have a relevant discipline or equivalent industry experience with prior laboratory experience in cell culture (suspension and adherent), virus propagation and purification (adenovirus) and basic molecular biology skills (PCR, basic cloning and DNA preparation). You will have the ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently, delivering results to a high standard and to an agreed schedule. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively within a team.
This full-time position is fixed-term until 31 October 2023 and is funded by the Department.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12 noon on Monday 30 November will be considered. Please quote 148081 on all correspondence.