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Current vacancies

Research Fellow

The role 

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available to investigate the cellular crosstalk between liver-resident T cells and the underlying stroma in the lab of Dr Laura Pallett funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The post holder will be based at the new state-of-the-art Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, in UCL’s Division of Infection and Immunity (Royal Free campus, Pears Building). Work within the Institute aims to translate advances in the understanding of the immune system into improved therapies for patients. Dr Pallett’s group specifically seeks to understand the role of human liver-resident T cells in the context of tissue repair and/or tissue damage.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform high-quality research to determine the phenotypic and functional profile of liver-resident T cells in the human liver; to interrogate the in situ localisation and zonation of liver-resident T cells and stroma using cutting-edge high dimensional imaging; and to investigate the cellular communication between T cells and stromal cells using novel in vitro models and mass cytometry. The successful candidate will also be expected to generate, analyse, and present scientific findings from the work undertaken to a broad range of audiences, both internal and external to UCL.

The successful candidate will join a new research group and will get the opportunity to work directly alongside the PI within a dynamic and collaborative group of multidisciplinary scientists from across UCL and external partners, working on integrated aspects of the immune response in the liver. 

The post is ideal for a motivated postdoctoral scientist (or someone who is about to submit their thesis) who enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The position is available immediately for 3 years in the first instance. The position may be extended, dependent on project success, funding, and scientific priorities.

Key Requirements
The successful applicant should have a PhD or equivalent (or soon to be awarded) in Biology/Immunology/Biomedical Sciences or a related subject and have significant experience working in a research laboratory.

A high level of attention to detail and a proven commitment to scientific excellence are essential. Competency in human immunology and cellular immunology techniques are essential. Experience in T cell biology or liver immunology is highly desirable.

Candidates must have excellent oral and written scientific communications skills, commitment to collaboration in research and to taking a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. They must be highly organised, able to manage their time and work to strict deadlines. They must be able to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people and keep accurate and detailed written laboratory records.

Institution/Organisation:
University College London
Application deadline:
Lecturer in Liver Sciences

Job description
This post will be based in the Institute of Liver Studies and hosted by the Department of Inflammation Biology and the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences (SIMS), and will be predominantly based at the Denmark Hill campus.  
The post holder will be expected to create and manage an independent, internationally recognised research programme in basic and/or translational aspects of the immunobiology of liver diseases and to obtain a portfolio of grant support to develop such programme. The laboratory will be established in the Institute of Liver Studies and the research developed will be expected to integrate and/or complement the academic priorities of the Institute to facilitate collaborative links.  In addition, the post holder will be encouraged and expected to collaborate with other investigators in the Department and SIMS. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the Institute of Liver Studies and SIMS, the research remit of the post is wide and other than an interest in hepato-biliary immunobiology there are no strict pre-defined fields of expertise. However, experience in one or more of the following areas of research will be favourably considered: transplant immunology, immunoregulation, immunotherapy, adaptive/innate immune cell biology, liver immunology, cancer immunology, animal models of inflammatory liver damage, liver regeneration, bioinformatics and single-cell omics techniques, microbiome-immune interactions.
 
The post-holder will be expected to provide leadership in basic/translational research across the SIMS and KCL and to raise the profile of liver research at KCL and to the outside world. The post holder will supervise junior investigators and submit internationally competitive grant applications and scientific papers as PI or co-PI.  In addition, the post holder will also deliver significant undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities and educational leadership in line with the Department, SIMS and King’s educational activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a clear forward plan for sustaining/enhancing a research programme in liver immunobiology, consistent with the Institute of Liver Studies priorities and the Department and SIMS research strategies.
  • Successful submission of papers with first or last/corresponding author in high impact journals and/or substantive contribution to collaborative work/papers of exceptional quality.
  • Obtaining concurrent project grants (or equivalent) supporting a laboratory research group with >2 members.
  • Supervision/co-supervision of two or more PhD/MD students.
  • Provision of high quality teaching and education at under/post graduate level.
  • Enforcement of good laboratory practice, health and safety and other regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

  • PhD in immunology or relevant biomedical discipline.
  • Proven successful track record of high quality basic/translational research of international standing in liver immunobiology and/or areas aligned with the Institute of Liver Studies priorities (as described above).
  • Knowledge of contemporary cellular/molecular immunology.
  • Growing ability to attract significant funding (directly or indirectly according to the rules of the funding body) in the field of research.
  • Growing research reputation as evidenced by substantial output of publications and reports in refereed and prestigious publications.
  • Growing ability to devise, lead and direct reseach projects.
  • Proven ability to work co-operatively as a team member and foster national/international collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
  • Evidence of educational activities at under/post-graduate level.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with academic and managerial colleagues.
  • Growing national/ International reputation as evidenced by invitations to speak at conferences and by general public dissemination of knowledge.
Institution/Organisation:
King's College London
Application deadline:
Research Assistant in Thymus Transplantation Programme

Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital at UCL are currently seeking applications for a Research Assistant to work in the thymus transplantation team. This programme is one of only two in the world and undertakes Thymus Transplantation on patients from all over Europe and further afield. There is a strong associated research programme and the successful candidate will work in a number of strands of that programme. The thymus transplantation service sits in the Department of Paediatric Immunology so there will also be exposure to services for the diagnosis and management of a broader range of primary immunodeficiency disorders in children including those undergoing bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy. 

The core thymus team comprises two clinical consultants, a laboratory based consultant, senior and junior research fellows and a clinical nurse specialist. There is a vibrant academic environment based on a variety of gene and cellular therapies and the successful candidate will work in both the Hospital and University (UCL) environments. The post is funded by a Research Grant from Letter One in conjunction with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. 

Previous laboratory experience is essential and ideally previous experience of cell culture work. 

Based in central London, GOSH offers flexible working, help with childcare and travel, excellent training and development opportunities and assistance with finding somewhere to live. 

Institution/Organisation:
University College London
Application deadline:
Team Leader - Immunology

The role:

Charles River (Portishead) is keen to hear from motivated and experienced project leaders who want to join an immunology and infection specialist CRO that utilizes cutting-edge techniques and in-depth expertise to deliver state-of-the-art cell biology assays. Their 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.
This opportunity would be ideal for a proactive immunologist with a proven track record in drug discovery project management looking to advance their career by inspiring a growing multidisciplinary group. You will shape a teams’ scientific direction to better understand the efficacy of a wide range of therapeutic modalities and drive projects which aim to solve the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning immuno-oncology. The core role of this lab-office crossover manager position will be to oversee the design and execution of studies that realize the potential of the next generation of 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 techniques such as IncuCyte, MACS sorting, 18-flow cytometry, Luminex, Nanostring, ELISpot, qPCR, Lentiviral delivery, high content screening and culture of primary immune cells is essential. 

Requirements: 

  • Post-doctoral or Industry background with extensive management experience and a strong understanding of immunology
  • Track record of leading large complex immunology focused drug discovery projects, ideally in the C&GT, immune-oncology, autoimmunity or inflammation fields.
  • Independent scientific leadership experience
  • Strong communicator and excellent people skills
  • Extensive background in planning and developing people, managing resources and an awareness of finances
  • Experience in disseminating scientific discoveries internally and externally 
  • Ambition to discover novel therapeutics through collaboration 
  • Well organized and self-motivated to deliver high quality data sets to tight deadlines 
  • Ability to interpret data sets, generate concise conclusions and advise on next steps 
  • Extensive experience with immune cell isolation and cell culture 
  • Compliance to protocols and all applicable SOPs 
  • Experience of guiding scientific strategy 
  • A clear grasp of the drug discovery process 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

If you have got any questions about the role please contact Dr. Rhiannon Jenkinson (Rhiannon.Jenkinson@crl.com) or Dr. Rob Nunan (Robert.Nunan@crl.com).

Institution/Organisation:
Charles River Laboratories
Application deadline:
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.  
 
Requirements: 

  • 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

If you have got any questions about the role please contact Dr. Rhiannon Jenkinson (Rhiannon.Jenkinson@crl.com) or Dr. Rob Nunan (Robert.Nunan@crl.com).

Institution/Organisation:
Charles River Laboratories
Application deadline: