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Current vacancies

Laboratory Technical Specialist x3

The roles

Newcastle University are looking to appoint 3 technicians to be part of the research division of the National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre. Reporting to the Institute Technical Manager team, the roles will display an in-depth knowledge of technical or scientific practices, methods and procedures gained through either experience and/or formal qualification and will deploy this knowledge to provide a range of technical support activities.

Post 1 and 2: These projects form part of ongoing research into developing drugs to treat complement-mediated diseases and are undertaken in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. You will carry out production of recombinant proteins and undertake functional analysis using an array of bespoke complement assays. You should have demonstrable experience of immunological techniques i.e. tissue culture (cell lines such as CHO and hybridomas), ELISA and western blotting. Experience with protein purification using AKTA, SPR/BIAcore and complement assays is also desirable.

Post 3: Supporting research programmes in two research groups which include projects in complement biology, kidney transplantation and immunology. You should have experience of a range of laboratory techniques, including tissue, Immunostaining and western blotting. Experience of working with and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Thorough working knowledge of the Complement/immune system
  • Thorough working knowledge of immunological lab techniques
  • Demonstrable work experience in a relevant technical / workshop role
  • Thorough working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Demonstrates technical and problem solving capacity
  • Demonstrates good organising ability to meet deadlines, with a positive and proactive approach to duties and diligence and attention to detail (Desirable)
  • Contribute to design and specification of research/teaching activities (Desirable)
  • Ability to adapt to changes in laboratory research priorities (Desirable)
  • Specific lab or workshop and specific to role (Desirable)
  • Specific to role - Thorough working knowledge of Recombinant protein production and purification


  • BTEC  HNC / HND; or A’ level (or equivalent) qualification; or broad work experience acquired through a combination of vocational training and considerable on-the-job experience, demonstrating development through progressively more demanding relevant roles.
  • Professional registration with an accredited professional body (including HEA) or working towards this on appointment (Desirable)
Newcastle University
Application deadline:
Research Associate - Myeloid Cells in Type 2 Immunity

A full-time postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Manchester's Lydia Becker Institute on an MRC funded project to investigate the role of macrophages in resistance to tissue nematode infection. The project aims to use infection models to make fundamental discoveries about macrophage function and activation during type 2 immunity. The project will utilize a parasite that resides in the pleural cavity. This fluid-filled space surrounding the lung is an important site of microbial infections, cancer metastasis and fibrotic disease and yet little studied. Thus, a major additional aim of the project is to generate a new immunological understanding of the pleural cavity.

They are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will enjoy working in a strong team environment. The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) related to immunology and a track record of success, as well as evidence of initiative and independent thinking. Previous research experience of in vivo experimental models and immunological techniques including flow cytometry is needed.

The integrated structure of our Faculty enables a truly translational approach to biology, medicine and health - from pure discovery science through to clinical application. It also encourages collaborative working, enabling staff to deliver innovative, world-leading research that has a very real and positive impact on people’s lives. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  The post is available from August 1st 2021 and is tenable full-time for 24 months with the possibility of extension.

University of Manchester
Application deadline:
Research Assistant/Research Associate Translational and Clinical Research Institute Faculty of Medical Sciences

A postdoctoral position is available within Dr. Amarnath’s laboratory at Newcastle University. 

The Laboratory’s major focus is to understand the role of co-receptors such as PD-1 and other coreceptors in innate and adaptive immune cells. 

Specifically, the current project will determine the regulatory pathways that control innate and adaptive immune cell function in health and disease.

The position requires a Ph.D (or close to completion) in Immunology with a strong background in conducting mouse immuno-biology experiments. 

The successful candidate will have a background in cellular immunology, namely in T cell and Treg cell biology. The post holder will be working with mouse tissue, high-dimensional flow cytometry analysis and T cell culture on a daily basis. The project also requires the use of human samples including peripheral blood and tissue.

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • PhD or Equivalent in Immunology or lymphocyte signalling
  • Detailed subject knowledge of Tregs, T cells and/or ILCs
  • Experience in cellular and molecular immunology techniques such as cell culture,  multi parameter flow cytometry, ELISA assays, molecular biology techniques. 
  • Experience in working with murine tissue, isolating and characterising immune cells from murine tissue.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety, risk assessment, COSHH
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving capability 
  • Ability to communicate complex information with clarity and to encourage the commitment of others 


  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals on Immunology
  • In vivo experience, preferably with PIL A,B 
  • Understanding of statistical programs such as Graph Pad Prism
  • Use of Endnote or other Reference Managers
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, problem solving attitude
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Presentations at conferences and/or high quality publications 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Aware of the ethical issues involved in their research work 
  • In a position to bring individual skills and insights to the research 


  • A PhD and experience in the research area required (or close to submission of PhD for Research Assistant level)
Newcastle University
Application deadline:
ECR Editorial Board member for Immunotherapy Advances

The British Society for Immunology is looking for ambitious and talented ECRs to join the first Early Career Researcher (ECR) Editorial Board for Immunotherapy Advances!

Immunotherapy Advances is the first fully Open Access journal of the British Society for Immunology. In line with the BSI's mission to support the development of the next generation of immunologists, we have developed a dedicated Editorial Board specifically for early career researchers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the editorial team of our brand new Open Access journal, develop your skills as a peer reviewer, learn more about the editorial process and contribute to the growth and development of the journal. The ECR Board members will work closely with more senior members of the Editorial Board to learn how to effectively review for a journal, as well as receiving experience in other Editorial Board activities.

British Society for Immunology
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EURIdoc: Trinational PhD Programme in Immunology

The Eucor Upper Rhine Immunology doctoral programme (EURIdoc) offers 28 doctoral positions in immunology and biomedicine in a cross-border research network of the universities of Freiburg, Strasbourg, Basel and Karlsruhe. 

The PhD research projects cover haematopoiesis, immune cell differentiation, innate and adaptive effector functions, immune-related diseases, infection and cancer immunity. 

European model

EURIdoc has been created by the immunologists of Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg, who have been actively collaborating since 2017 as the Upper Rhine Immunology Group (URI-group). The programme is supported by Eucor – The European Campus, an association of the upper Rhine universities. Thus, through Eucor, EURIdoc receives funding from the Marie Sklodowska Curie “Cofund” action of the EU research framework program “Horizon 2020”. EURIdoc has a duration of 5 years and a total volume of 6.8 million Euros. Thus, through Eucor, EURIdoc has been selected to receive funding from the Marie Sklodowska Curie “Cofund” action of the EU research framework program “Horizon 2020”. EURIdoc has a duration of 5 years and a total volume of 6.8 million Euros.

Interdisciplinary and intersectoral training

The doctoral candidates benefit from the interdisciplinary structure of the program. Every doctoral candidate has a supervisor from their own university as well as a co-supervisor from another participating university. The different thematic specialization of the supervisors thus complements each other. In addition, doctoral candidates have access to technical platforms and training from all institutions. EURIdoc also involves industry through mentorships, seminars and research stays. The spectrum of industrial partner ranges from large pharmaceutical companies to SMEs and start-ups located in all three countries.

International networking

The new doctoral program also responds to the beyond-borders and networking expectations of young researchers. The 28 PhD students integrate a dynamic community of over 50 immunologists from basic and applied research from the three different countries. Integrated are the industrial partners and their research scientists. EURIdoc provides numerous occasions for networking and encourages international and networking experience beyond the upper Rhine Valley.


Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Researcher (bioinformatics and immunology)

Oxford University are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with bioinformatics and immunology interests to work on an exciting opportunity as part of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

The post holder will be a lead scientist in providing bioinformatics expertise to a multi-disciplinary team of 15 clinicians and scientists in studying the immunobiology underlying the autoantibody-mediated diseases of the nervous system.

There are also aspects of the role and experiments which will benefit from skills in ‘wet’ immunology including cell culture, PCR and flow cytometry.

Reporting to Professor Sarosh Irani, your duties will include conducting detailed analyses of immune datasets including single cell and bulk B/T cell sequences.

It is essential that applicants hold a PhD / DPhil in a relevant scientific subject.

University of Oxford
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