Scientist – Immunologist/ Molecular Biologist

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Short info about job

Company: Public Health England

Department: Microbiological Services Division

Salary: £27,254 to £28,646 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1428 7855194

Fax: +44-1400 4894104

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Scientist – Immunologist/ Molecular Biologist. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Pathogen Immunology Programme at Porton Down is involved in a range of research projects to understand and assess the immune responses to a number of important pathogens, including Bordetella pertussis, Neisseria meningitidis and Group B Streptococcus. Many of the immunological assays use state-of-the-art flow cytometry facilities and are designed to inform on the potential protection provided by new vaccines, and to further the understanding of strain evolution and adaptation. There is a strong focus on humoral immunity and the interaction of pathogens with the human complement system. The group collaborates widely with UK and international researchers in this field.

This role will use current molecular microbiology techniques to development knock-out mutants for Bordetella pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae to enable a deeper understanding of strain variation/adaptation to the host immune system. This post-holder will also use immunoassays such as opsonophagocytosis, serum bactericidal and complement deposition assays to evaluate and further understand the role of strain variation/adaptation in immunity. We are looking for an experienced researcher with a good understanding of molecular microbiology and immunology, backed by relevant laboratory experience. Experience of flow cytometry is required. This is a laboratory based posts, and strong team working and interpersonal skills are required.

For further details please contact Dr. Charlotte Brookes at [email protected] or on 01980 612580 to discuss this position further.

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Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

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