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Please note, all job vacancies are posted as soon as they are received, and are cleared after the closing date, or after three months, if one is not specified.

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Current vacancies

Scientist/Senior Scientist (Immunology)

Charles River Laboratories (Portishead) is an immunology and infection specialist CRO that utilizises cutting-edge techniques and in-depth expertise to deliver state-of-the-art cell biology assays. Clients include a broad range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and Charles River supports them throughout the drug discovery process, from early hit identification through to clinical trials. They have several positions open for Senior Scientist/Scientists to enhance our dynamic immunology teams on a permanent basis. This opportunity is ideal for motivated and pro-active immunologists who want to contribute to the success of an ambitious company.

As an aspiring or established immunologist, you will be working across multidisciplinary teams investigating the efficacy of a wide range of therapeutic modalities or solving the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, inflammatory disease and neuroinflammation. The core role of this lab-based position will be to design and execute studies to realize the potential of next generation immunotherapies. This will include the characterization and validation of complex immunological assays through the implementation of ex vivo and in vitro models (e.g. immune cell mono/co-cultures, ex vivo phenotypic analysis, genetic/pharmacological intervention, cell engineering and biomarker analyses of early phase clinical trials). A background in or willingness to learn techniques such as IncuCyte, MACS sorting, 18-flow cytometry, Luminex, Nanostring, ELISpot, qPCR, Lentiviral delivery, high content screening and culture of primary cells is essential.  

  • BSC/MSc/PhD with extensive lab experience and a strong understanding of immunology. Experience working within Pharma/Biotech or in a Postdoctoral role within the immunology field would be an advantage 
  • Ambition to discover novel therapeutics through collaboration 
  • Experience with immune cell isolation and cell culture 
  • Track record of carrying out large complex immunological experiments independently
  • Well organized and self-motivated to deliver high quality data sets to tight deadlines 
  • Compliance to protocols and all applicable SOPs 
  • Ability to interpret data sets, generate concise conclusions and advise on next steps 
  • Experience of guiding scientific strategy 
  • Experience in disseminating scientific discoveries internally and externally 
  • A clear grasp of the drug discovery process 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills  
Charles River Laboratories
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Associate scientist/Scientist in Translational Immunology

Mirobio are looking for an enthusiastic immunologist to developing novel markers of therapeutic efficacy, helping to progress our inhibitory agonists to the clinic. You will have relevant technical skills to determine the mode of action of our monoclonal antibodies and the impact of therapy in health and disease. This research based-role will also provide the post holder with opportunities to contribute to wider project planning and further develop their scientific expertise within a rapidly expanding company. The final level of the appointment will be dependent on the candidates’ qualifications and experience. 



  • Profiling of immune receptors following monoclonal antibody treatment. 
  • Developing immunoassays to monitor monoclonal antibody efficacy  
  • Analysing and troubleshooting experiments. 
  • Keeping accurate records and reporting scientific results. 
  • Helping to solve problems and progress project pipeline. 
  • Keeping up to date with the scientific literature and developments in the field. 
  • Contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research approaches. 


  • PhD in an immunology related field with less than 5 years postdoctoral experience or a MSc in immunology with 3+ years industrial translational research experience  
  • Experienced in multi-parameter flow cytometry and immunophenotyping 
  • Expertise in functional immunoassay development 
  • Capability to investigate immune cell signalling  
  • Experience with primary cell isolation and culture. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team 
  • Outstanding organisational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Adaptable mindset to be flexible in the face of changing priorities. 
  • Ability to follow and write protocols and SOPs 
  • A background in autoimmunity is desirable
Mirobio Ltd
Application deadline:
Senior Research Associate

The University of Bristol are seeking an experienced post-doctoral researcher to drive forward a research program examining the role of the IL-23 pathway in inflammatory eye disease, working primarily with Dr Dave Copland and Prof Andrew Dick in Bristol, as part of a wider collaboration involving academic and industrial partners.

Uveitis as the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in the developed world is characterised by immune-mediated inflammation of the uvea; the layer of tissue that lies between the outer layer of the eye (the sclera) and the light sensitive retina.  As part of the recently established ORBIT consortium (a collabo¬ration between Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool Universities) we have identified a novel T cell population resident in the anterior region of the human uvea.  Analogous to IL-23R+ cells that mediate systemic inflammatory diseases (including IBD, psoriasis and Spondyloarthropathy), these are considered potential drivers for human Uveitis.  Using an IL-23 driven mouse model of uveitis we have demonstrated the requirement of this novel T cell population to elicit ocular inflammation. 

The applicant will take a lead role in this project, and using a combination in vivo assessment (clinical imaging of the mouse eye) and ex vivo cell and tissue techniques (multi-parameter flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, single cell transcriptional profiling) to characterize the spatial localization and tissue stromal interactions of this novel T cell population.  This pharma-funded research programme runs in parallel with our partners at the Kennedy Institute, who are undertaking similar assessment in post-mortem human uveal tissue samples. Enhanced understanding of how this population contributes to ocular inflammation will inform future therapeutic development and evaluation of novel inhibitors of the IL-23 pathway.

The successful candidate will join the wider academic community of the Ophthalmology research group at the University of Bristol which has diverse interests including in ocular immunology, gene therapy and clinical links to the Bristol Eye Hospital.

Essential requirements/skills for the post

  • PhD in immunology or relevant subject area
  • Track record of excellence in research and strong project management skills
  • Experience in at least two of the following research areas: 1. Working independently with experimental in vivo disease models. 2. Multi-parameter flow cytometry (cell sorting and analyzer platforms). 3. Working experience of fluorescence-based microscopy, including confocal and Lightsheet platforms. 4. Molecular biology experience including the use of next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatic analyses.
University of Bristol
Application deadline:
Assistant Professor

The Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University invites applications in Immunology for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. They are seeking an outstanding investigator using innovative approaches to study fundamental biological questions in the area of immunology, including but not limited to molecular or cellular immunology, adaptive or innate immunity, host-microbe interactions, hematopoiesis, systems immunology, and tumor immunology. Princeton University has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies with biological research on campus spanning multiple departments, and is a consortium member of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

They seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department to attract and retain a diverse student body, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree, an excellent record of research productivity, and demonstrate the ability to develop a creative independent research program.

Princeton University
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