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DIOSynVax is a biotech startup working to revolutionise the way humanity protects itself from infectious disease and emerging pathogens. We welcome applications from people who are passionate about improving global health with life-saving technology to join our ambitious team at the University of Cambridge.
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Change the world by taking on the coronavirus pandemic, influenza, and others
Business Administrator & Coordinator (open)
Role Summary

At DIOSynVax, you would be taking on the role of Business Administrator & Coordinator, supporting the daily business operations. The role provides administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer and to the research team. You will be involved in all aspects of the administration of the company and its projects including, but not limited to, HR related tasks (e.g. organising travel and managing the expense claims process); finance-related tasks (e.g. support of monthly payroll production, managing invoices in/out of the company and assisting in preparation of monthly financial reports); project-related tasks (e.g. organising project meetings to include coordination with our UK and international partners and ensuring monthly progress reports are compiled and presented on time).

The company is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge where you will report to Dr Rebecca Kinsley, COO of DIOSynVax.

Person Profile

Qualifications and experience
  • Educated to degree level, with an understanding of business management
  • Administrative experience and IT literacy skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) are essential
  • A background in project management and finance would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and growing team environment

Transferable skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary, international group that values teamwork but capable of working independently when required
  • Excellent level of oral and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, occasionally facing high-pressure challenges or tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
Apply: If this sounds like you and you want to join a passionate, impactful team, please apply through this link on Linkedin. Find out more at www.diosvax.com.
Bioinformatics Analyst (closed)
Role Summary

At DIOSynVax, you would be taking on a cutting-edge project to develop the world's first universal influenza vaccine. With funding from Innovate UK, this work involves collaborating with a team on computational methods to evolve improved, novel methods for designing synthetic vaccine inserts. The bioinformatic analysis will involve the use of viral sequences to inform antigen design based on structural approaches and epitope enrichment, using empirical data from existing monoclonal antibodies, as well as in silico predictions of epitopes. There will also be a traditional statistical component involved in the analysis of data from the laboratory assays.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge where you will be supervised by Professor Jonathan Heeney, Head of the LVZ, CEO of DIOSynVax and PI of the Innovate UK-funded grant awarded to DIOSynVax Ltd.

Person Profile

Qualifications and technical skills
  • Industry experience or educated to PhD level in a field relevant to bioinformatics
  • Proficiency in data handling and databases with experience in R or Python
  • Desirable: Experience with big data and data visualisation
  • Desirable: A background in the molecular biology of RNA viruses and analysis with computational skills
Transferable skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary, international group that values teamwork
  • Excellent level of oral and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment, occasionally facing high-pressure challenges or tight deadlines

Apply: If this sounds like you and you want to join a passionate, impactful team, send your CV and a cover letter to careers@diosvax.com stating the job title you are applying to.
Postdoc in Virology and Vaccinology (closed)
Role Summary

At DIOSynVax, you would be taking on a cutting-edge project to develop the world's first universal influenza vaccine. With funding from Innovate UK, this work involves collaborating with a team to perform a panel of cell-based assays such as Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting, pseudotype virus neutralisation using monoclonal antibodies and survivor sera, and antibody competition assays. Additionally, there is an opportunity to be involved in new bioinformatic approaches to vaccine design, conducting bioinformatic analyses of viral sequences and designing antigens using structural bioinformatics approaches.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge where you will be supervised by Professor Jonathan Heeney, Head of the LVZ, CEO of DIOSynVax and PI of the Innovate UK-funded grant awarded to DIOSynVax Ltd.

Person Profile

Qualifications and technical skills
  • Educated to PhD level in a field relevant to virology, with an understanding of vaccinology
  • A background in the molecular biology of RNA viruses (knowledge of influenza is desirable)
  • An understanding of immunology (innate and adaptive B and T cell responses)
  • Experience running T-cell assays
  • Desirable: to hold (or have held) a Home Office approved PIL
Transferable skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary, international group that values teamwork
  • Excellent level of oral and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment, occasionally facing high-pressure challenges or tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills

Apply: If this sounds like you and you want to join a passionate, impactful team, send your CV and a cover letter to careers@diosvax.com stating the job title you are applying to before 15th July.