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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

Senior Lecturer in Virology

The Infection Theme, Division of Infection and Immunity based in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, is seeking a highly motivated and outstanding virologist to join our faculty as part of our Viral Immunology grouping.
Candidates must have PhD or equivalent as well as significant experience and a proven record of outstanding research in virology, with a background and expertise in RNA viruses. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an original, competitive and independently funded research of international calibre, aligned with key strategic objectives of the Viral Immunology grouping. Collegial, team science interactions will be an important element in success.

The post will be embedded in the Viral Immunology grouping that is supported by funding from Medical Research Council, UKRI and Wellcome Trust amongst others. The candidate would be expected to contribute to collaborative research initiatives within the grouping. 

As part of the role, the candidate would also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School of Medicine. 

Cardiff University
Application deadline:
Single Cell Genomics Senior Bioinformatician

Applications are invited for a Oxford-Janssen Single Cell Genomics Senior Bioinformatician to join Dr Calliope Dendrou’s group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. This is a unique opportunity to help lead the data analysis for rewarding research that is making a fundamental impact on human health.
As a Oxford-Janssen Single Cell Senior Bioinformatician, you will join the Oxford-Janssen Cartography Consortium project that aims to provide insights into pathogenic pathways across immune mediated inflammatory disorders. You will thrive on scientific challenges associated with analysing complex biological data sets, as well as testing and developing new analytical tools and methods. You will produce manuscript-level reports and take the lead in more specialised publications on bioinformatics. You will also communicate with a range of stakeholders, including the Oxford-Janssen management team and contributing groups across Oxford and Janssen. 
You will hold a PhD/ DPhil in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Mathematics or another related computational subject. You will have demonstrable experience of analysing single-cell RNA-seq data (generated using 10X Genomics platforms) derived from human tissue. You will also have a proficiency with a high-level programming language (Python, R) and/or appropriate scripting languages. It is essential that you have previous experience in a leadership role and driving project completion. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, the capacity to work collaboratively and to communicate results clearly and effectively.
The position is for a fixed-term contract for 24 months, in the first instance, and is funded by Janssen.

University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Research Associate (Cancer Immunotherapy)

Division of Infection and Immunity
School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Cancer immunotherapy has progressed significantly in recent years with improved understanding of how to boost the normally weak immune response to cancers. Nevertheless, there is considerable need for more improvements to ensure this form of treatment is more widely and effectively applied. Successful immunotherapy depends on immune cells, such as killer T lymphocytes, becoming activated and homing to the cancer. However, angiogenic blood vessels restrict entry of T lymphocytes to the cancer. Our studies of T lymphocyte trafficking in virus infection have generated a novel concept in protective immunity. Specifically, re-expression of L-selectin on early stage cytotoxic T cells is required for efficient recruitment from the bloodstream into infected organs in order to clear virus). Moreover, T cells which do not downregulate L-selectin on activation (L-selectin enhanced) are better able to clear virus due to increased recruitment into virus-infected tissues.

This Cancer Research UK funded post will determine whether enhanced L-selectin could be used for in cancer immunotherapy; novel findings will be tested in human T cells for rapid translation to the clinic. Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant biomedical research area, such as infection and immunity, cell biology or tumour immunology and a solid track record of research and academic achievement. Candidates with experience in leucocyte homing, vascular biology or imaging and are highly motivated to work in a competitive biomedical area are encouraged to apply. The candidate will join the Cancer Immunology Group whose members are working on complementary approaches to cancer immunotherapy such as vaccination, checkpoint blockade inhibition and manipulating the cancer microenvironment.

Cardiff University
Application deadline:
Research Fellow in Pulmonary Immunology

Wessex Investigational Sciences Hub – Faculty of Medicine

University of Southampton have this opportunity for a Research Fellow to join the Pulmonary Immunology Group under the supervision of Dr Tom Wilkinson and Dr Karl Staples. Their group has a long-standing interest in the immunology of the respiratory tract with a specific focus on the role of inflammatory cells in chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD.

The post holder will work on projects examining T2-pathways and cells in COPD and the interaction of the pulmonary immune response to novel therapeutic treatments. This project will build on their published work. 

The successful candidate should have significant relevant research experience and be qualified to PhD* level (or equivalent) in cell biology. An up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in cellular immunology, relevant experience in cell culture, flow cytometry and other functional assays, and good organisational skills are required.

They are looking for someone who is motivated, a good team player with excellent communication skills, capable of delivering research tasks timely and with accuracy. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes post-docs, PhD students, clinicians, and also junior staff that you may help supervise. Experience of working with clinical samples and a good laboratory practice framework are desirable.

This post will be primarily based within the Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose built laboratories, with support from clinical and laboratory based senior colleagues.

University of Southampton
Application deadline:
Lecturer in Immunology

Centre for Immunobiology

About the Role
A Lecturer is required in the Centre for Immunobiology to teach “Basic Immunology”. Post-holder will be expected to make a unique contribution to the intellectual life of the Institute/Centre and the wider institution. The Lecturer will be expected to make significant contributions to student education, delivering high-quality teaching in the subject area of neuroscience, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

About You
Applicants will have a PhD in the relevant subject and a demonstrable track-record of high-quality research in the field of immunology at a national/international level. They will have significant experience of developing research proposals, bidding for and securing external research funding, and effective award management skills. Post-holder will have clear and ambitious plans for future research and an enthusiasm for making constructive contributions to the vision and leadership of the Institute/Centre and Queen Mary University of London.

About the Institute
The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service. The Institute is organised into five separate Centres, which though complementary and following the Institute strategic plan, also have Centre-specific objectives and requirements.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that diversity of ideas helps achieve the previously unthinkable.

Queen Mary, University of London
Application deadline:
Immunology Sales Specialist

ProImmune is an international life-science company headquartered in Oxford, UK, providing a unique range of products and services in the field of immunology research with their customers including many leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic centres of excellence around the world. They are seeking a highly motivated Immunology Sales Specialist to join our Sales & Marketing team to be responsible for their UK & European territories.

You will:    
•    manage the sales process for accounts across your territory
•    carry out visits to key prospects and customer accounts to develop and close sales, as well as to determine market trends, novel technical applications and product development/collaborative opportunities
•    attend and carry out formal presentations at immunology exhibitions and conferences to promote our products and services
•    identify and develop new and existing sales opportunities and respond to customer enquiries
•    demonstrate leadership with an ability to constructively challenge their customers’ thinking
•    work with their customers to structure solutions for them based on their products and services that best address their often complex and multi-faceted needs
•    carry out sales analysis and contribute to the development and execution of the annual sales plan
•    work closely with other members of the sales and customer service team world-wide

•    Preferred: Ph.D. or MSc. in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar subject
•    Required: BSc. in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar subject
•    good understanding of molecular and cellular immunology and protein biochemistry
•    experience in sales or at least a customer-facing role
They are searching for a candidate who has the ability to creatively and proactively identify and develop sales opportunities around projects that often have complex requirements in organisations with multiple stakeholders. In addition, you will demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills, have a self-starting attitude, be able to manage your time effectively and have a natural enthusiasm. Although this position will require moderate travel (up to 30%) it will mainly be office based.

Application deadline:
Open until filled
Postdoctoral clinical fellows

The Francis Crick Institute are inviting applications from March 2021 for postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians. 

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick 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, their university/hospital trust appointment, or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.


  • Application for the Crick fully funded fellowships (route 1) will open in March 2021.
  • Applications from candidates with funding for their own salary support (route 2) are welcome at any time.

We are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral clinical fellows who are passionate about research and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.

Applicants should have completed a medical degree, or equivalent clinical professional qualification, and hold, or be about to hold, a research PhD.

Applications are welcome from all medical and surgical specialties.

Postdoctoral clinical fellows at the Crick are embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community of more than 1000 scientists carrying out research to improve our understanding of health and disease.

Fellows benefit from clinical academic networking opportunities, and an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, interest group seminars and symposia. They also have access to comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via our science technology platforms, science communication and grant writing.

The Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline: