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VALIDATE is recruiting a new Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/ Computational Biologist

Please see below from the VALIDATE network:

We’re advertising for a Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist for the VALIDATE Network, based at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University. VALIDATE is an international network of researchers aiming to accelerate vaccine development for four globally significant, neglected diseases, and has >280 members from 44 countries.

We are looking for a postdoctoral computational biologist, bioinformatician, mathematician, statistician or epidemiologist with an interest in immunology (experience in immunology would be a plus), who will be crucial to VALIDATE’s success. This is an exciting opportunity to work on varied datasets from VALIDATE members, and lead in their analysis. You will be responsible for generating additional learnings and outputs from the data held by our members worldwide – for instance, comparing different data sets across pathogens, or across different species. You will look for data synergies and differences, generate new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications (on which you will be an author) to advance the field. In addition, you will engage with our Network researchers to encourage sharing of published and unpublished data via the VALIDATE Data Portal, which you will manage with support from the staff at Oxford University’s Big Data Institute.

This is a Grade 7, full-time fixed-term appointment for 18 months in the first instance, with a possibility of an extension of six months and is funded by the Medical Research Council. For the full job description please visit the Job Advertisement (applications close 28 Aug 2019):

You can find out more about VALIDATE on our website:


Summer Meeting 2019

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Thursday 4th pm / Friday 5th am of July 2019

at St Andrews University

Local Organiser: Julie Andersen on behalf of  Stephen Gillespie

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meets secretary, Galina Mukamolova ( no later than Friday 17th May. The submission form is attached to the notification email or can be downloaded from the following link: 


All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Galina Mukamolova. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than Friday 17th May.

Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting.

Meningitis Now funding call

Applications are invited for grant aid from established research groups in the UK. The purpose of these awards is to support studies related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of TB meningitis or pneumococcal meningitis in the UK. Meningitis Now has restricted funding specifically for these areas of research.

Payment for AFC Winter 2019 Meeting

Please register for the AFC Winter 2019 meeting using the booking form provided in the invitation email, and pay via PayPal using the links below. Send your completed form and PayPal receipt to Kristine Arnvig ( or Mahdad Noursadeghi ( and copy to Steven Smith (

Non-member (guest) registration (£5):
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Attendance at reception/buffet (£25):
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