Postdoctoral Researcher - HIV Cellular Immunology

Target Discovery Institute, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.


We are seeking a highly-motivated Postdoctoral Researcher for a new post recently funded under a joint call from UKRI and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This project focuses on using structural and functional information from HIV-2 as a novel approach to HIV-1 vaccine design. Reporting to Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones, the postholder will be a member of a research group in the Nuffield department of Medicine in Oxford, with responsibility for carrying out research as part of this joint project with collaborators in the University of Hokkaido in Japan. Our group will study cellular immune responses to HIV-2 in the UK HIV-2 cohort, with a particular focus on cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses to HIV-2 proteins, whilst our Japanese colleagues will focus on structural analysis of HIV-2 proteins and T-cell receptors of HIV-2-specific T-cells.

The postholder will undertake experiments and will write up their results to complete the project. You will manage own academic research and administrative activities. You will also present results in laboratory meetings to both the Oxford group and our Japanese collaborators, as well as at national/international conferences, and prepare data for publication. In addition, the postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including PhD, visiting and undergraduate project students.

You must hold or be close to completion of a relevant PhD/DPhil and have an excellent track record in academic achievement, including publication record. You will have the ability to manage own academic research and contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work well with a team are also essential.

This full-time position is fixed-term for 36 months.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for this position will be 12.00 midday on Thursday 11th April 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139784