PhD Studentship - Poultry Vaccine Development at Central Veterinary Laboratory
p m bramley
p.bramley at vms.rhbnc.ac.uk
Fri May 31 10:24:58 EST 1996
Royal Holloway - University of London
Division of Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences
PHD STUDENTSHIP - POULTRY VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AT CENTRAL VETERINARY
The Bacteriology Department of the Central Veterinary Laboratory has many
years experience in the development of bacterial vaccines for the
protection of poultry. A new research initiative, co-sponsored by the
British Egg Marketing Board (BEMB) and Hoechst Animal Health (UK) Ltd, is
the development of a genetically engineered Salmonella based multivalent
live attenuated vaccine to deliver heterologous antigens, which in this
model system, will use specific antigens from colisepticaemic Escherichia
coli 078. This broad project will employ recombinant DNA technologies to
create vaccine candidates, a range of immunological techniques to monitor
responses in the chicken and challenge models to test the efficacy of
vaccine candidates. The successful candidate will join an experienced
mutli-skilled team with full training and support given.
This project demands an exceptional graduate with a proven aptitude for
multifaceted research. Ideally, applicants should possess (or expect to
obtain in the current academic year) a veterinary qualification or a good
first degree plus a masters degree in a relevant subject area such as
applied biology, molecular biology, pathobiology, biochemistry, etc.
Animal work is an essential component of the project.
Academic fees and remuneration of £11,000 pa will be paid for the
duration of the project(3 years). The start date will be by agreement
but no later than September, 1996. Registration will be with Royal
Holloway and the supervisor will be Dr M J Woodward, Head of Molecular
Genetics, CVL, from whom further scientific details may be obtained (tel:
01932 357582, e mail: mwoodward.cvl.wood at gtnet.gov.uk).
Applications, in the form of a curriculum vitae, with the names of at
least two referees, should be sent to Prof P M Bramley, Division of
Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey,
TW20 0EX, to arrive no later than June 24th, 1996.
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