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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting as soon as possible.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies.

The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency NIH is to start on 26 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role

  • PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 months.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF12253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge.

The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting on 8 May or as soon as possible thereafter. The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency BARDA is to start on 26 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role.

  • PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 months.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF12255 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Scientific Project Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 12, 2017.

Cambridge University Department of Zoology are seeking to appoint a full time Scientific Project Manager to manage an external customer 5 year vaccine development programme funded by BARDA (US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority).

The Programme budget is 24 m USD over five years including subcontracts with three international laboratories, two clinical trial sites and one global vaccinemanufacturer.

Selected candidates must have a scientific background or relevant qualifications, and must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and competence in the qualities and attributes of successful project managers, including organisational and fundamental project management skills.

Applicants are requested demonstrate these in a practical way within their personal application. Responsibilities will include customer reporting, sub-contract management and liaison. An appreciation of Earned Value Management would also be useful.

The Centre for Pathogen Evolution has secured a major multi-partner research award from the US government.The Lab currently manages 5 research grants worth £1.5m and employs 10-15 staff (researchers, support staff, PhD students).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until up to 30 September 2020.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF12176 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.