Moredun Research Institute
£22,972 to £23,442
Contract / Temporary
27th January 2015
20th February 2015
Suitably qualified scientists are invited to apply for a 24-month research scientist position to investigate the mechanisms underlying variation in immune responses to a recombinant vaccine designed to control teladorsagiosis in sheep.
The successful candidate will join a large active interdisciplinary research programme led by Professor Jacqui Matthews and colleagues at the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh.
The project is funded by the BBSRC and is in collaboration with Dr Simon Babyan and colleagues at the University of Glasgow.
An experienced research scientist is sought to undertake a key role in the project and to work closely with a Post-Doctoral Scientist based in Glasgow. The successful candidate will lead in vaccine studies in sheep and in the characterisation of humoral and cellular responses in immunised/parasite challenged sheep. This is an essential role in the processing and archiving of RNA for downstream transcriptomic analysis.
Candidates should have a strong background in helminthology and immunology, as well as some experience of recombinant protein expression in bacterial and/or yeast systems. An undergraduate degree in a relevant biological discipline would also be advantageous.
Moredun Research Institute is a world-leading organisation focused on improving animal health through targeted research and knowledge exchange activities. The institute is located near Edinburgh on a purpose-built research park in a scenic area at the foot of the Pentland Hills. We offer an attractive benefits package, including a generous contributory pension scheme and six-week’ annual leave.
Application Forms and Further Particulars: Full details, including the job description and person specification, are included in our application pack.
Please complete the pack which is available at http://www.moredun.org.uk/careers/available-positions. Return the completed forms with your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, Moredun Research: HR@Moredun.ac.uk