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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

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimmunology

Applications are invited for the role of Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimmunology, to work  with the groups of Dr Calliope Dendrou (Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics) and Professor James Davies (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine) as part of an exciting, innovative research initiative funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a project that combines advanced genome editing and genomics approaches aiming to develop novel treatments for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

As Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimmunology, you will be responsible for planning and carrying out cutting edge laboratory research, generating and keeping updated records of colony maintenance of all experimental results. Present data and ideas at regular meetings, and to report and communicate on a regular basis with the Group Heads (Dr Dendrou and Professor Davies) by means of informal meetings and formal presentations.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Immunology, Neuroscience, Genetics, Murine Models or a related discipline with research experience in transgenic murine colony breeding and maintenance, and in the investigation of disease mechanisms through the use of immunisation, cell transfer and employment of immunoprofiling methodologies.  You should have expertise in the investigation of in vivo disease mechanisms and will be specifically working on the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. You will have a track record in this area as evidenced by strong publications, you will have excellent communication skills, and you will be extremely organised. You will be highly motivated, creative, enthusiastic about translational research, and capable of working independently but also as part of a team alongside wet-lab scientists, clinicians, and computational biologists.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Postdoc in Immunology

Are you a dedicated and ambitious researcher who wants to conduct translational immunological research using state-of-the-art technologies? In addition, do you have a keen interest in human immunology, mucosal immunity, aging, vaccinology and/or high dimensional cellular analysis? Then you might be the interested in the following postdoc position at Leiden University Centre for Infectious Diseases. 

The role:
Respiratory tract infections cause substantial disease and mortality in the elderly. How local immunity to causative pathogens is build and maintained remains an open question with important implications for novel (mucosal) vaccines. In this project, you will analyse nasal samples that are collected longitudinally from patients with infections such as flu, RSV and pneumococcus as well as from cohorts of healthy individuals of varying ages. By applying single-cell approaches as RNA/TCR-Seq and spectral cytometry you will identify and characterize antigen-specific T cells to such infections and see how they are recruited and maintained in mucosa versus blood. You will link this to recurrence of infection, while the effect of advanced age and frailty will also be dissected. 

In short

·         You will use unique clinical samples to study mucosal immunity during respiratory infections, such as influenza, in elderly patients

·         You have experience in immunology and high-dimensional data analysis

·         You will work in an innovative academic environment

Requirements:
You hold a (bio)medical or biochemical academic degree and a PhD in immunology. Furthermore, you have hands-on experience with multi-parameter single cell analysis, such as with multi-parameter flow cytometry, mass cytometry or scRNA-Seq, and experience in data analysis (in R). We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague who is proactive and determined. You work well within an interdisciplinary team, and you have excellent communication skills and the ability to coordinate with colleagues (clinicians/bio-informaticians). Experience in human immunology, in particular related to antigen-specific T cells or mucosal immunology would be an advantage. Do you recognize yourself in this description? If so, then why not apply? 

Institution/Organisation:
Leiden University
Application deadline:
Research Associate, mass spectrometry

The role

Imperial College are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate in mass spectrometry – based metabolomics to join the Systems Medicine research group. The group is led by Professor Dumas and works across Imperial College’s and the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction and the National Heart and Lung Institute.

You will develop mass spectrometry-based metabolomic workflows (optimisation of chromatographic conditions, maintenance of a comprehensive standards database) and will perform metabolomics studies in human, cellular and animal samples. You will contribute to the identification of host and microbial metabolites and their pathways involved in cardio-metabolism. You will play a role in influencing the project: method development and optimisation, prioritisation of compounds for structural identification, interpretation of results.

Some duties and responsibilities
You will be in charge of implementing and applying the relevant and innovative methodologies for Mass-Spectrometry-based metabolomics data generated by Prof. Dumas’ group and the Microbiome Network:

  • Management of project data
  • Development of extraction and chromatographic methods for open profiling and targeted quantification in biofluids, tissues and faeces
  • Maintenance of a comprehensive chemical standards database
  • Participation in research meetings and internal seminars
  • Assistance with the administration of the Team and Network as determined by regular meetings
  • Planning and carrying out research in accordance with the project aims
  • Writing progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via presentations at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journals
  • Presenting research findings to colleagues and at conferences
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records of all findings
  • Assisting with grant applications
     

Essential requirements
You will require to:

  • hold a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or similar with a strong expertise in liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry
  • have a scientific experience in metabolomics (molecules
  • have strong skills in MS data and statistical processing (R, Matlab, Jupiter notebooks), incl. molecular networking and using GNPS to illuminate the dark metabolome
Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Research Technician, Allergic Airway Disease

This post has been created as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling. This grant will combine well established mouse models developed in the lab together with machine learning tools and imaging techniques to understand the mechanisms underlying tissue remodelling versus repair during severe asthma.

The post holder will provide a range of technical support to our research programme outlined above. Under the overall direction and supervision of the line manager the post holder will gain experience and apply and extend his/her knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques. In addition to research support, the duties include laboratory administrative responsibilities. The work will involve a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques to evaluate the cells and molecules involved in the development of airway remodelling, as well as in vivo measurement of airway function. The post holder will also be expected to undertake general laboratory duties.

Essential Requirements; 
•    BSc in basic biological sciences or equivalent vocational qualification 
•    Have at least 2 years experience in laboratory-based research
•    Home Office Personal Licence    
•    Practical experience with in vivo mouse models

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Research Associate, Allergic Airway Disease 2

Imperial College are seeking a talented Research Associate to join their multidisciplinary team, to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling.

This project, funded by the Wellcome trust, will investigate how the immune/stromal niche communicates with the external environment to contribute to lung inflammation, remodelling and dysfunction.

The successful candidate will use cutting edge immunopathology and imaging techniques to characterise the airway wall in children and adults with severe asthma. Concomitant with the human patient studies, they will also make use our extensively characterised neonatal and adult allergic airway mouse models to determine immune-neuro interactions and asses their impact on disease progression and lung function.

The post holder will use systems well established in the group but will have the freedom to develop novel systems to investigate our hypothesis. Once appointed, the post holder will be involved in developing and driving the project as well as writing up work for presentation and publication. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential. You will be technically proficient at a high level to ensure up to date support for research.

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Research Associate, Allergic Airway Disease

This post has been created as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling. Specifically, this post will investigate the cellular interactions between fibroblasts, matrix and immune cells that drive airway remodelling during severe asthma. The successful candidate will use a combination of in vitro cell culture techniques, mass spectrometry-based proteomics coupled with cutting edge microscopy and cell imaging techniques, on cells from asthma patients and mouse models.

The post holder will use systems well established in the group but will have the freedom to develop novel systems to investigate our hypothesis. Once appointed, the post holder will be involved in developing and driving the project as well as writing up work for presentation and publication. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential. You will be technically proficient at a high level to ensure up to date support for research

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Research Partnership Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Research Partnership Manager to join our team!

This new role will have responsibility to manage our partnership portfolio, in key areas such as autoimmunity, cancer immunology, COVID-19, childhood vaccination and veterinary immunology, and lead on its operational delivery. The role holder will use outstanding project management skills to deliver specific projects to time and budget, working with a wide range of partner organisations.

This role will be will act as one of our primary interfaces with the research community, funders and stakeholders. As well as a strong scientific background, you will need excellent communication skills to build strong internal and external relationships to successfully deliver projects. The successful applicant will be able to develop their career as part of our fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team.

We have a London office in Holborn but all staff are currently working from home. We are reviewing our ways of working, with a likely move to a mix of office and remote working.

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please read the full job description and send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 January 2021.  Secondments will be considered. Interviews will take place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually. We request no contact from agencies.

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:
Medical Sciences & Translational Research PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact

This novel PhD programme offers fully funded four-year studentships in a wide range of medical sciences and translational research areas at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

This programme transforms traditional PhD training, using established MSc courses and new Engagement for Impact courses to teach and mentor practice in:

  • Public Engagement,
  • Science Communication,
  • Patient Involvement, and
  • Data Design & Informatics skills

Taught courses, delivered throughout the four years, form core, credited and assessed components of the PhD. The PhD projects are hosted by the internationally-leading College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

This unique PhD programme will offer:

  • PhD with integrated study: an internationally-excellent medical sciences and translational research PhD with credited teaching in engagement for impact skills built into the study.
  • Flexibility in teaching provision: a bespoke selection of assessed and credited, established MSc courses and/or new Engagement for Impact courses to teach Science Communication, Public Engagement, Patient Involvement, and Data Design & Informatics,defined by the individual needs of the student and the nature of the research project.
  • Genuinely research-integrated engagement: students on this programme will learn to use engagement as a crucial part of being a medical researcher. Students will develop a unique, assessed Engagement for Impact portfolio with tangible engagement outputs, directly relevant to their PhD research.

 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Edinburgh
Application deadline:
Research Fellow in immunological biophysics

UCL are recruiting for the position of a postdoctoral research associate on a project funded by the UK Medical Research Council, to be carried out in Prof. Bart Hoogenboom’s biophysics research group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in close collaboration with Dr. Ilia Voskoboinik’s cancer cell biology lab at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The aim of the project is to explore how physical membrane properties can help cancer cells to evade the immune system and create resistance against cancer immunotherapies. To this end, the postdoc will develop and carry out advanced atomic force and fluorescence microscopy experiments to study membrane-based resistance against immune proteins in model membrane systems and live cancer cells.

Duration of the position is funded for up to 3 years in the first instance. This includes the possibility of research visits in Melbourne.

Successful applicants are expected to have a PhD in biophysics or related discipline, have experience in carrying out internationally outstanding biophysics research, as demonstrated by a scientific publication track record in highly regarded international journals, have experience with advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, and quite generally have a demonstrated ability for creative and original research of the highest impact.

Institution/Organisation:
University College London
Application deadline:
Lecturer in Immunology

This post constitutes an important addition to the Section of Immunology, in the Department of Biochemical Sciences, one of four departments in the School that is home to 85 academic staff.  

You will demonstrate success at Surrey through applying for and obtaining external funding, through high quality publications and impact, contributing to the teaching of aspects of immunology and related subjects, such as biochemistry and molecular biology along with supervision of doctoral level research. Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject, bring a record of achievement in research and be capable of forging appropriate networks locally, nationally and internationally.

In return, they offer an energetic and forward-thinking working environment with access to a variety of staff development opportunities.  You will also receive a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension scheme and discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park.  The University is easily accessible by road and rail and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Surrey
Application deadline:

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