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Research Scientist 1, Viral Immunology Group

The role

The Moredun Group is seeking a suitably qualified support scientist to join 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 is an exciting program 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 . You will also you’re your own role in the research program while contributing to the Moredun Group’s Strategic Plan.

Experience required
You will be expected to have a first degree in a relevant topic and preferably a Masters in Science degree. You should also have experience working in a laboratory studying biological science in either an academic or commercial setting. Experience working in vaccine development and testing would be a plus. Ideally you should be experienced in working with Hazard Group 3/SAPO 3 pathogens.

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How to apply  
To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to

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 
  • On site café.
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