The Clinical Research Department within the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow/Lecturer with laboratory experience in immunology to be based in Tanzania to support a Phase I clinical trial of a prime boost vaccine to protect against Ebola Virus infection. The objectives of the trial are to urgently evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine through a multisite Phase I trial, prior to commencing later stage trials in West Africa.
The successful applicant will be based at the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU). S/he will supervise the collection and processing of blood samples for immunological analysis to be done in the USA and the testing of blood and other samples for safety analyses to be performed locally. S/he should have an MSc in a relevant field and at least 3 years relevant experience in cell isolation and cold chain storage.
This post provides an opportunity to be involved in the first in-human studies in sub-Saharan Africa of a prime boost vaccine for prevention of Ebola virus infection.
The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway scale with a starting salary at Grade 6 (£37,106 – £42,139 per annum) or Grade 7 (£43,312 - £49,582 per annum) depending on the qualifications, past experience and publication record of the role holder.
The post is available from 20 January 2015 and the contract duration will be for four months initially with the possibility of extension to 18 months duration, depending on regulatory approval of the trial and study milestones met by the research. Applications should be made on-line via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is DWJ2. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications for this post is at 11.30pm on the closing date.