Laboratory Manager, Viral Immunology Group

Closing date: 29 September 2021

The Moredun Group is seeking an experienced support scientist to be assume the duties of laboratory manager for the viral immunology group within Moredun Research Institute.  You will be a suitably qualified individual with experience in biology research, preferably virology and/or immunology. This includes experience following your degree attainment working in a biological/medical research laboratory. This is an exciting programme in vaccine research working on infectious diseases of livestock with emphasis on viral pathogens. You will join a highly active, well-funded group of scientists working on new vaccine platforms designed to induce a broad, comprehensive immune response to vaccination resulting in long lasting protection against infection. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the research laboratory, managing collections of virus strains and cell lines, and assuring biosafety and standard laboratory procedures are followed by staff. The person in this position will be expected to play a role in supporting Institute infrastructure initiatives. You will also have your own role supporting research activities in the programme while contributing to the Moredun Group’s Strategic Plan.

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Experience required

You will be expected to have a first degree in a relevant topic. You should also have experience working in a biological research laboratory in either an academic or commercial setting. Experience working in vaccine development and testing would be a plus, as would experience supervising and training students and new group members. Understanding and better, experience working with, Hazard Group 3/SAPO 3 pathogens is also a plus.

For any informal enquiries about the post please contact our HR Department.

How to apply 

To apply, please complete the application form (available here) and email the completed form to hr [at] moredun [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – a minimum contribution of 5% and Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • Flexi-time system
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers