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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. For more information about the vacancies, please click on the links below. You may also find it helpful to have a look at our funding opportunities page

Current vacancies

Programmes Officer, Project + Engagement Officer & Research + Editorial Officer

Three roles are open for application at Sense about Science - a Programmes Officer, a Project & Engagement Officer, and a Research & Editorial Officer.

Programmes Officer:

  • You will be working with our partners including research institutions and learned societies to help deliver our Voice of Young Science (VoYS) programme for early career researchers as well as our wide-ranging portfolio of public engagement partnerships. Working as part of a small team, you will help deliver our programme of capacity building training workshops across Europe and ensure we are maximising the promotion and impact of these activities. You will also support our public engagement projects where we work with researchers to open up their research and evidence to the public.
  • You will need to be highly organised with an eye for detail and the ability to juggle multiple activities simultaneously. You’ll be a good communicator, both verbally and in writing, with a friendly, collaborative approach.

Project & Engagement Officer / Research & Editorial Officer:

  • The Risk Know-How project is run in partnership with the Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at the National University of Singapore and supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. You will be part of a small project team in London working to establish our user-based framework for making sense of risk, building an online platform to support people in a wide range of communities in discussions about risk, and encouraging information providers to recognise their needs.
  • You will also work with an international project team so the ability to work sensitively and effectively across different cultures and geographic locations is crucial.
  • An understanding of risk may be an advantage, but if you are intellectually curious and a quick learner, we’d love to hear from you.
  • You will need to be well organised and have some experience in supporting project delivery, making sure activities run on track and according to plan.
  • A good communicator – you will also be comfortable dealing with a range of people and organisations, from multilateral institutions like the World Bank to community groups such as fishing cooperatives.
  • You will need to be comfortable with trying new things, raising problems, learning and adapting, and able to prioritise and manage multiple strands of activity.
  • Both roles will involve some international travel.
Sense about Science
Application deadline:

Research Associate

The Lloyd lab at Imperial College London, funded by the Wellcome Trust, has embarked on a multidisciplinary project to investigate neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change, and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling.
They use patient samples and neonatal/adult allergic airway mouse models to determine immune-neuro interactions and assess their impact on disease progression, pathology, and lung function.
To fully comprehend the complex interactions between the different cellular compartments in lungs, they are looking for an individual to develop and drive the integration of advanced imaging technologies and spatial transcriptomics. Data analysis will be a key component of this project and therefore a keen interest in mining complex data sets will be essential.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related discipline and be technically proficient in a range of laboratory skills, have the ambition and drive to succeed.

They are keen to hear from individuals with the following experience.

  • Extensive Microscopy experience (Confocal, widefield, live cell imaging, intravital or IMC).
  • Knowledge or experience of Second Harmonic Generation microscopy would be advantageous.
  • Image Analysis and associated software including Image J, ICY, IMARIS, Huygens, Volocity, MCD, Cell Profiler, ilastik.
  • Experience of single cell or bulk RNAseq, NGS, Spatial Transcriptomics or proteomics would be advantageous as would experience using R and/or python code for bioinformatics data analysis of multiplex datasets. Knowledge of MATLAB, Perl, CellPhoneDB, CellChat, NicheNet, Seurat.
  • In vivo experience, preferably with a home office license - PIL A,B and C.
Imperial College London
Application deadline:

Research Assistant - Induction of Broad Immunity by Non-injected Stable Vaccines

UCC's core ambition is to develop more accessible vaccine technologies to address global vaccine equity issues. They are seeking a highly skilled and motivated experienced, immunology Research Assistant to join our vaccine research team. The successful candidate will join our SFI-funded Frontiers for the Future Award team. The primary objective of this research is to understand at the molecular, cellular and tissue level how the mucosal or skin immunization route modulates the breadth of immunity induced by an influenza vaccine in a large animal model. Outputs from this project will impact on the development of mucosal-targeting, thermostabilised, easy-to-administer human and veterinary vaccines in the future.

The successful candidate will perform and support research activities in this project. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of expertise in examining vaccine-induced immune responses, using conventional immunology techniques. The scientist must have strong experience in isolating and culturing lymphocytes and examining humoral and cellular immune responses, preferably in both systemic and mucosal compartments. The scientist preferably has a proven immunology track record in supporting a vaccine development team focused on veterinary vaccine models and/or clinical trials. The candidate must also possess excellent motivation, communication, planning, organising, team working, practical, problem solving, and record-keeping skills. 


  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc in life sciences (awarded).  
  • Laboratory-based experience in veterinary or clinical trial assessment of vaccine-induced immunity.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent laboratory organisation experience and practices.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • A clearly articulated motivation for the post.


  • Research experience in vaccine antigen production and/or virus production.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.
  • EU driving licence
University College Cork
Application deadline:

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2 - Assistant Professor

The Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Physics and Astronomy in conjunction with BC Cancer Victoria, invite applications from external candidates for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in System-Based Approaches to Cancer Biology. This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of health research and strengthen partnerships at UVic. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 CRC and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a position at the rank of Assistant Professor eligible for tenure.


Application deadline:

BSI internship scheme

The BSI internship scheme offers three-month internships to graduates interested in exploring the career possibilities available within learned societies. The internship will allow you to learn more about the activities that the Society undertakes, with a particular focus on our public engagement work.  This internship scheme is open to candidates who are BBSRC-funded PhD students looking to undertake a ‘Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS)’ as part of their Doctoral Training Programme within the life sciences. 

We are looking for graduates with good organisational skills who are willing to undertake a range of diverse tasks. During the three months of the internship you will be engaged in primarily helping the British Society for Immunology to drive forward our public engagement work, particularly around vaccines.  The exact project undertaken during the internship will depend on the individual candidate but will involve working with the BSI team to:

  • Carry out a public engagement project with the help of staff, on a topic to be decided. This will require being able to translate complex immunology to be easily understood by a public audience.  The output of this project will be disseminated, as appropriate, to the public and BSI members, as well as leading partners and external organisations.
  • Assist with additional activities that contribute to the overall running of the BSI. This could include activities such as supporting our in-house journal teams with their commissioning and marketing work, contributing to the BSI's wider communications and partnership work.
British Society for Immunology
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