Senior scientist - immunology

Closing date: 12 August 2020
Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom. £32,235

Vacancy details

The Animal and Plant Health Agency safeguards animal health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy by identifying, managing and eradicating animal diseases. Working in an exciting scientific environment identifying and combatting viral diseases in livestock, we are looking for an immunologist to work in the mammalian virology group to play a major part in helping us to improve animal health.

Leading scientific investigations into the interaction of mammalian viral pathogens with their hosts and the mechanisms that vaccines employ, you will undertake investigations to improve disease control. It is varied and exciting work where you will be part of a vibrant, intellectually curious team. You will design and complete projects, oversee day-to-day laboratory work in standard and high containment facilities. As a senior scientist, you will develop junior team members and supervise visiting scientists and students. To share knowledge and secure funding we will expect you to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present your work on both the national and international stage.

An established researcher, with a track record in immunology and with an understanding of virology or infectious diseases, is sought. To interrogate host –pathogen interactions you will also have an appreciation of -omics technologies.

In return for your dedication, we offer a permanent post and development opportunities. You will also enjoy Civil Service benefits, such as a pension scheme.

For more details, specific requirements and application information, please visit the UK Civil Service Jobs website.