Research Fellow in Virology

University of Nottingham Wolfson Centre for Global Virus Research

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Tuesday, 4th October 2022
Job Type
Veterinary Medicine & Science
£28762 to £34308 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD).

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the One Virology group of the Wolfson Centre for Global Virus Research (WCGVR). This dynamic and friendly team is located at the Sutton Bonington campus of the University of Nottingham. This post is funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board to develop a safe and effective vaccine against African horse sickness virus (AHSV), a debilitating and lethal viral infection of horses. The project will use plant expression technology to generate virus-like particle vaccines to provide safe and effective single serotype vaccines that can be rapidly and cheaply produced in the face of an outbreak or formulated to provide protection against multiple serotypes.

The successful applicant will clone constructs to express viral proteins in plants. They will assess the extent of cross-reactivity between antibodies raised to each of the nine serotypes using the technique of antigenic cartography. Finally, they will measure antibody and T-cell responses to a candidate vaccine. They will also contribute to writing research papers and new grants to support continued research within the WCGVR. 

This role is available on a fixed term basis until 31/03/2025. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Janet Daly. email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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