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Current vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Pre-Cancer Immunology

UCL wish to recruit a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate mechanisms of T cell recognition and regulation in pre-invasive lung neoplasia. The work will focus on understanding the cellular and molecular basis of T cell mediated recognition of somatic mutations in cancer-free smokers and pre-invasive lung disease and the associated early phases of T cell regulation that enable cancer to develop. This work is supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award.
This position will focus on gaining a mechanistic understanding into how and when T cells first engage with mutation encoded neoantigens in humans. Tumour neoantigens promote recognition in established tumours, but the early phases of this response are unknown. In particular, it is unclear whether somatic mutations are detected in non-malignant and pre-malignant cells. They seek to explore the extent of neoantigen surveillance in a globally unique cohort of smokers with pre invasive lesions of different grades. They aim to decipher which mutations drive recognition and how this response first breaks down between elimination and equilibrium and how signals derived from this process can be used as potential biomarkers. The successful applicant will join the new Immunodynamics laboratory led by Dr James Reading within the Tumour Immunology program at the UCL Cancer Institute.
There is an opportunity to save lives by detecting and eliminating lung cancer at the earliest stages of tumour development. Their laboratory is collaborating with Professor Sam Janes, a world-leader in precancerous lung disease, to develop early detection, prevention and cancer interception tools that leverage the adaptive immune response. The Janes lab have curated an exciting new biobank of precancer samples. The mechanism of immune recognition and regulation in these specimens is undefined, and they are interested in using their newly developed suite of deep T cell omics profiling and functional assays to address this fundamental knowledge gap, which is central to the biology of cancer initiation and future clinical strategies of tumour immunoprevention.
Candidates should have a PhD, a good understanding of immunology and technical experience in cellular immunology, molecular biology and preferably human immunology. The applicant will benefit from the collaborative research environment of an Internationally leading research institute and from the expertise in tumour immunology and early cancer development of our partners in the Janes lab, located next to the UCL Cancer Institute.

University College London
Application deadline:
Advanced postdoc positions in Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging


The Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for its Advanced Postdoc Program. This program offers three-year employment and funding (3 million yen per year) for original research to promising young researchers. Selected applicants have access to continually upgraded state-of-the-art facilities at IFReC for their research, including equipment for single-cell analysis. Furthermore, selected applicants can expect their research careers to develop immensely through invaluable guidance from their supervisor among IFReC’s many distinguished Principal Investigators as well as through collaborative research with them. They look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers.

Position: Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)
Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University
Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x3
Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging


  • Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years
  • International experience preferred

Work location:

  • Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan
Osaka University
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunology

University of Oxford are seeking a postdoctoral scientist interested in immune signalling pathways to join Simon Davis’ research group at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
The successful candidate will be the experimental lead on a collaborative project funded by the MRC between the Davis laboratory and the research groups of Chris Tape at UCL and Evangelia Petsalaki at the EMBL-EBI. The study will use genomic screening approaches to understand how immune checkpoints differ with regard to the molecular mechanisms of their activity in three major types of immune cells (i.e. B cells and T cells, and myeloid cells), and to learn whether it will be possible to exploit these differences therapeutically.
You will hold a PhD degree, or equivalent, in molecular biology, immunology, genetics, or similar subject and have experience of working with cell culture and have practical experience of CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing. Interest in engaging with -omics datasets and computational analysis methods are highly desirable.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Simon Davis ( or Sumana Sharma (
The post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 3 years initially.

University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Scientist - Goodridge Lab - Stem Cells & Immunology/Haematology


The Goodridge Lab at the Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, USA studies the production of myeloid cells (neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and DCs) and their roles in infectious and inflammatory diseases, cancer, aging and tissue regeneration, working closely with other Cedars-Sinai researchers as well as external collaborators. In recent studies, the Goodridge Lab has defined novel pathways and mechanisms of monocyte differentiation and demonstrated the impact of hematopoietic aging/rejuvenation on cognitive function. 

The postdoc will work independently under the direction of the PI (Dr. Goodridge) and cooperatively with a team of other research staff to develop one or more research projects, plan and conduct experiments, and prepare data for publication and grant proposals. The postdoc will also collaborate with other investigators, train junior lab members, participate in lab meetings, and present their research at conferences.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Submit fellowship proposals and assisting the PI with grant proposals (but not responsible for generating grant funds).
  • Publish research findings as first author or co-author, and presenting at internal and external meetings.
  • Participate in collaborations with other investigators.
  • Design and perform experiments.
  • Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator, maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.
  • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and instruments.
  • Assist with training of junior lab members.


  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization, required.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Highly motivated and works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization, as well as collaboratively with other researchers.
  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Bioinformatics/computational experience would be a significant advantage.
  • Prior experience with cell culture (stem cell culture desirable) and rodent models is preferred.
  • Some experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, microscopy and immunohistochemistry is a plus.
  • Able and willing to perform animal husbandry and work with mouse and human tissues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge of safety standards.
  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment, if necessary. Travel may be required.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Application deadline: