Postdoctoral Vacancy in Immunology

Postdoctoral Vacancy in Immunology

School of Pharmacy

A vacancy exists for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research Laboratory, based in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland from October 2007. The research programme, funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland, focuses on developing a recombinant virus-vector based T cell-inducing influenza virus vaccine. A highly efficacious cross-subtype influenza virus vaccine that induces T cell immunity to conserved influenza antigens could be used throughout the world to protect against current and newly arising strains. This project will develop and examine methods to induce long lasting T cell memory responses by immunisation with vaccines based on virus vector platforms (Moore AC and Hill AV, Immunological Reviews, 2004, 199, 126-43, Gilbert S. et. al., Vaccine,2002, 20,1039-1045). The immunity and efficacy against infection induced by immunisation with these vaccines will be tested and correlates of immune protection will be elucidated.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated scientist possessing experience in cellular immunology with an ability to work to a high standard. A Ph.D. degree in immunology, previous laboratory and pre-clinical bio-medical experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The research involves cellular immunology techniques including FACS analysis, ELISA, sterile cell culture as well as immunisation techniques.

Applications, to include a covering letter, detailing your suitability for and interest in the position, full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent by email to Dr. Anne Moore, School of Pharmacy, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. E-mail: The deadline for applications is Friday 7th September 2007. 

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