Research Assistant - Epidemiologist (Outbreak Vaccine Trials)
Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
The Epidemic Diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO) are seeking an Epidemiologist (Research Assistant) to be based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics in Headington Oxford.
Reporting to and supported by the Head of Vaccine Research in ERGO, the postholder will undertake epidemiological reviews of priority outbreak diseases focussing on features of relevance to vaccine trial design.
The overarching aim of the Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO) is to reduce the health and socioeconomic impact of emerging and epidemic infections by conducting and enabling clinical research on emerging and epidemic infections.
To ensure that clinical science is a dependable pillar of the response to epidemic infectious diseases, ERGO is developing methodologies, technologies, and platforms that are designed to overcome the inherent challenges of emerging and epidemic infections.
The diseases to be examined are likely to be hantavirus and Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) which are UK Vaccine Network priority diseases; this may change depending on project priorities.
The postholder will also be involved in the scoping of target product profiles (TPPs) for vaccines to prevent and respond to epidemics of the reviewed diseases. The postholder will also contribute to other VEEPED project areas as required by the needs of the project. There may be opportunity for international travel.
The deadline to apply is 12 midday on Monday 5 August.
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