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To post a job advertisement on this page, please contact our Education & Careers Officer, Eolan Healy. Note that this service is free to BSI members and their institutions, as well as our corporate members. There is a small charge of £100 for non-members who wish to advertise. 

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

Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme

Neuro-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease

King's College London invites you to apply to a ground-breaking new PhD Programme providing interdisciplinary 4-year doctoral training in neuro-immune interactions in a supportive and diverse environment. Cross-talk between the nervous and immune systems is critical for survival, and disrupted neuro-immune communication is observed in many debilitating conditions, including chronic inflammatory, neuro-degenerative and psychiatric diseases. To better understand these conditions, we urgently need a new generation of researchers that are trained to work across fields, using state-of-the-art technologies, cutting-edge science and supervision methods.

On offer:

• 6 fully-funded studentships open to UK/EU and international candidates which include a stipend, university tuition fees, research costs, and funds for travel, training and career transitions.

• World-class scientific training, provided in a flexible, student-led fashion, by interdisciplinary co-supervisor teams.

• Individualised training and support (including financial) following the PhD to help you transition out of the programme into your chosen career – be it inside or outside of academia.

• An inclusive training environment: the management team and supervisor pool are diverse and open, and in particular applications are welcome from communities that are currently under-represented in academia (including but not limited to those from a BAME background).


Two pathways are available through this course, depending on your background, preference and consultation with the programme directors:

• 1+3, with three laboratory rotations culminating in an MRes in year 1, followed by a 3-year PhD.

• 0+4, consisting of a 4-year PhD with compulsory training elements in year one.

On either pathway, you will attend 2 bespoke neuro-immune courses, 6 compulsory core research skills and ethics workshops, a weekly journal club, and individualised research and skills training to enhance either your “neuro” or “immune”knowledge,as required.

King's College London
Application deadline:
Programme Leader in Immunology and Infection

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC)

The MRC LMB invites applications for a tenure-track Group Leader position within the PNAC Division.  They are seeking a colleague with an exciting vision and outstanding track-record who will address fundamental questions relating to molecular mechanisms of immunity and infection.

The primary selection criteria are scientific excellence and the potential for synergy with existing research programmes. You should hold a PhD and have an excellent publication record with outstanding potential for independent research.

PNAC Division is committed to creating a diverse workforce and particularly encourages applications from women and people from BAME backgrounds as they are under-represented at this level.

The position provides substantial core funding for your research. Your group will be hosted in our new and custom-built institute, which provides exceptional core facilities. Administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Interactions with groups across the four Divisions of the LMB are vibrant and encouraged.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).


MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows

The Francis Crick Institute is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows. 

Postdoctoral career development fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional postdoctoral clinicians to consolidate their research experience.

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick or Crick-Cancer Research UK funding to spend one year full-time or two years part-time working in a Crick research group, on a project agreed between the fellow and the Crick group leader.

The scheme aims to:

  • Foster long-term clinical links and collaborations.
  • Provide clinicians with a postdoctoral extension of their research experience, and with scientific networking, training and career development opportunities at the Crick.
  • Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding such as clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.

Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, universities or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.


Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Immunology

A postdoctoral immunology fellowship position is available to join Prof Padraic Fallon’s Translational Immunology Research group in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. The group is involved in research on the immunology of human diseases undertaken studies using clinical samples as well as animal models. The fellow will based in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. The Fellow will be engaged in research on innate and adaptive immune regulation during inflammatory diseases using new transgenic mice. The Fellow will work on a designated project as part of a team and will have opportunities to work independently within a multi-disciplinary research environment. As required, specialized training will be provided in laboratories of international collaborators.

Applicants will be highly motivated, hold a PhD in immunology or related field, and have a research record with publications appropriate to career stage. Applicants should have proficiency in inflammatory mouse models of disease, including transgenics, flow cytometry, tissue culture and molecular biology. Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills are essential

Trinity College Dublin
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