Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
We are looking for a VALIDATE Research Data Analyst to maximise the outputs and lessons learned from the VALIDATE Networks immunology and vaccine-related data available from its collaborating members. This is an exciting post, where you can have an impact on vaccine R&D for neglected diseases.
VALIDATE (VAccine deveLopment for complex Intracellular neglecteD pAThogEns) aims to bring together human and veterinary academics, industry partners, and governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world to accelerate progress towards developing vaccines.
You will encourage our members to share published and unpublished data via our Data Portal, which you will manage, and you will be responsible for maximising outcomes from the data available. You will examine cross-pathogen, cross-species, and cross-country immunological data to find synergies and differences, generating new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications, and building models to predict vaccine efficacy. You will be responsible for examining cross-pathogen immune responses, for example using available data sets from studies of immune correlates of risk of TB disease, to build models to predict immune correlates of risk of leishmania, leprosy and melioidosis disease. You will participate in identifying knowledge gaps and developing proposals to fund research projects to address these areas.
You will have a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematics, or statistics, with a scientific background in biology. You will have postdoctoral experience working as a bioinformatician, mathematical modeller or statistician. You must be proactive, have excellent communication skills, be a team-player, and be comfortable working closely with scientists and clinicians in diverse geographical locations who possess a wide range of skillsets and knowledge. It is expected that the work will involve a range of complex and original scientific work and requires a high degree of personal motivation.
This is a full-time fixed-term appointment until 31 May 2020 in the first instance and funded by the Medical Research Council.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 140211 on all correspondence.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 May 2019 can be considered.