This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that have been working on the rapid clinical development of vaccines against COVID-19 and other important outbreak pathogens including Marburg and Ebola. The team are running pioneering studies on experimental controlled human challenge studies for bacterial and viral infections and phase I-III studies of experimental vaccines to transform human health.
Three types of roles are available:
1. Adult Clinical Research Fellow – working on vaccine and vaccine-related studies, including against COVID-19 and other threats to human health, recently developed human models of typhoid and paratyphoid infection and pneumococcal, RSV and influenza challenge studies in a collaboration with the Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). This post would be especially suitable for trainees in infectious or tropical diseases, medical microbiology/virology, immunology, gastroenterology or acute internal medicine, but would also be suitable for trainees in any other specialty, including general practice or on completion of core medical training.
2. UK Paediatric Clinical Research Fellow – working on a range of ongoing paediatric research activity including the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine studies for children, studies of the immunisation programme in the UK, new vaccines to improve child health and specific work on pertussis vaccines in the community setting. The chosen candidate will have MRCPCH or equivalent post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience, at least three years’ experience in clinical medicine and at least one year’s experience in paediatrics.
3. Paediatric Clinical Fellows supporting global studies - providing clinical support and oversight for the paediatric research team based in South Asia (including Nepal) and Africa (including Uganda) and other overseas sites. The post will involve significant international travel of up to 5 months per year, mainly in Asia and the chosen candidate will have MRCPCH or equivalent post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience.
This research is expected to lead to high quality publications and includes opportunities for suitable candidates to study for a higher degree (MSc/MD/DPhil). If the candidate is interested in pursuing an academic research career, they will be given the opportunity and encouragement to seek independent research funding and to develop a laboratory, clinical or a translational research proposal.
For further details regarding the role, please see the job description via the link below.
The post is fixed term for 12 months in the first instance, but has the potential to be extended based on the availability of further funding. Furthermore, this role meets the criteria for a UK Skilled Worker visa.
You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Please also specify which of the three options (Adult, UK Paediatrics or Global Studies Paediatrics) you would like to apply for. Click here
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To discuss the adult post in more detail please contact Dr Maheshi Ramasamy (Senior Clinical Researcher and Principal Investigator) at email@example.com. To discuss the paediatric UK and global posts, please contact Sir Prof Andrew Pollard (Ashall Professor of Infection and Immunity and Director if the Oxford Vaccine Group) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a rolling advert with an end date of 1 November 2023. We will review applications at 12.00 on the last Wednesday of each month and get back to candidates shortly after.
We currently still have 10 posts available. Should we fill all posts before the closing date, we will reserve the right to close this vacancy early.