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Current vacancies

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:
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:
Research Associate [Maternity Cover]

The Halim lab is actively recruiting highly talented and motivated scientists to join a vibrant and collaborative tumour immunology group within the University of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute. We are interested in understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells in regulating the immune response to cancer. Our long-term goal is to pharmacologically modulate the function of innate lymphoid cells with an aim to polarize the local immune environment towards an anti-cancer phenotype.

The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from collaborating directly on several mature projects, which we aim to submit for publication during this period. Additionally, there are opportunities for independently working on emerging projects in the lab.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the group, you will drive research projects that utilize novel in vivo and in vitro models to assess the function of immune cells in cancer, as well as study signalling pathways and downstream mechanisms using cutting edge genomic and proteomics approaches. You will join a collaborative and highly motivated team of researchers in a top ranked university and research institute. Our group is further supported by world-leading core facilities which researchers are encouraged to utilize to their fullest potential.

Candidates should be proficient in most of these:

  • Mouse experimental procedures (existing UK PIL highly valued), tissue processing, isolation and phenotyping/manipulation of cells using:
  • Advanced flow cytometry (i.e. high-parameter panel design, troubleshooting, data analysis)
  • Immunological assays, IF microscopy, and cell culture
  • Molecular biological techniques (i.e. cloning, viral vector design/production, genome editing strategies)

Candidate should have experience and/or a strong understanding in:

  • Bioinformatic analysis (i.e. Experimental design of bulk or single cell transcriptomic experiments, generation of high quality datasets, independent or collaborative analysis of data)
  • Tumour biology/immunology (i.e. experience with mouse tumour models, or human patient material)

The following additional skills are highly valued:

  • High-parameter IF or mass-spec imaging, spatial transcriptomics
  • Immunometabolic experience (i.e. metabolomic profiling, Seahorse analysis)
  • Ideally you have demonstrated creative and independent work in your area of expertise

Applicants who wish to be considered must display the ability to undertake project management, method development, data collection and analysis. You must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop innovative experimental approaches to answer research questions, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively as part of a team.

The successful candidate must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in immunology.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Cambridge
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in B cell immunology x2

Two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge UK. Current work in the Ribeiro de Almeida lab focuses on understanding how antibody diversity is regulated at the RNA level, by a class of RNA remodelling enzymes known as RNA helicases, and the role these mechanisms play in maintaining genome stability in B-lymphocytes.  These studies stem from our discovery on the roles of RNA helicase DDX1 and G-quadruplex (G4) RNA structures in targeting the DNA mutator enzyme AID to the immunoglobulin heavy-chain locus, to initiate Class Switch Recombination (CSR) (Ribeiro de Almeida et al, Mol Cell, 2018). 

They search for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with expertise in at least one of the following areas: immunology, cellular or molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualification, or have their thesis submitted when commencing the post. 

The Babraham Institute is world-renowned for its research in life sciences, and the successful candidates will be joining a dynamic and supportive network of scientists within the Immunology Programme working on a variety of topics in T- and B-lymphocyte biology. The Institute is also recognized for its collegial environment and world-class research facilities, providing access to in-house training in bioinformatics and other opportunities for career development.

Institution/Organisation:
Babraham Institute
Application deadline:
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Job description
The Department of Inflammation Biology at King's College London seeks to recruit a Group Leader (at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level) to lead and develop an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology. The successful candidate will drive cutting-edge research across the different disciplines of inflammation biology, cancer immunology and/or neuroinflammation to further enhance King’s position as an international leader in research, training and education.  
The post will be based in the Centre for Inflammation Biology & Cancer Immunology (CIBCI), Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, on the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London. CIBCI offers a 1200m2 footprint for collaborative and interactive research and training environment, including open wet laboratory space, adjacent cell culture rooms, flow cytometry facilities, fly and rodent holding suites and an imaging suite. The Centre also features a large open plan office adjacent to dedicated PI offices.

Key responsibilities
Key responsibilities - Lecturer

  • To set up and develop an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology  
  • To successfully obtain competitive grant applications to support a small laboratory-based research group consisting of a research scientist and a PhD student 
  • To publish scientific publications as PI or co-PI in their area of expertise 
  • To contribute enthusiastically to UGT, PGT and PGR teaching and training in their area of expertise and to act as personal tutor
  • To contribute to academic citizenship in the Centre, Department, School or wider University
  • To help raise the profile and visibility of the Centre’s research both internally and externally

Key responsibilities - Senior Lecturer 

  • To lead and grow an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology   
  • To successfully obtain internationally competitive grant applications to support a laboratory-based research group consisting of 1-2 research staff and 2 or more PhD students 
  • To publish scientific publications as PI or co-PI in their area of expertise 
  • To contribute enthusiastically to UGT, PGT and PGR teaching, training and educational leadership in their area of expertise and to act as personal tutor
  • To contribute to academic citizenship and leadership in the Centre, Department, School or wider University
  • To raise the profile and visibility of the Centre’s research both internally and externally
Institution/Organisation:
King's 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:
Assistant Professor

The Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University invites applications in Immunology for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. They are seeking an outstanding investigator using innovative approaches to study fundamental biological questions in the area of immunology, including but not limited to molecular or cellular immunology, adaptive or innate immunity, host-microbe interactions, hematopoiesis, systems immunology, and tumor immunology. Princeton University has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies with biological research on campus spanning multiple departments, and is a consortium member of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

They seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department to attract and retain a diverse student body, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree, an excellent record of research productivity, and demonstrate the ability to develop a creative independent research program.

Institution/Organisation:
Princeton University
Application deadline: