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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.

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

Postdoctoral Researcher in Translational Innate Immunity

We are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in innate immunity and bioinformatics to join the groups of Dr Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (Immunologist; principal investigator); and Dr Thomas Otto (Bioinformatician) at the University of Glasgow.

The successful candidate will lead translational research on the role of different subpopulations of human and mouse synovial tissue macrophages in shaping the synovial tissue microenvironment to identify macrophage-driven mechanisms of joint immune-homeostasis. To achieve this goal, you will use primary cells, FACS-sorted from human synovial biopsies in a unique ex vivo model of human synovium, along with innovative single-cell technologies, tissue spatial transcriptomics and transgenic mouse models that specifically target synovial tissue macrophages.

You will hold a position at the University of Glasgow, where you will be embedded in a multicentre Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE), which include researchers/clinicians from Glasgow, Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle and collaborators in Gemelli Hospital in Rome. RACE is a world-leading research centre where discovery research drives development of transformative therapies for arthritis. You will benefit from an intellectually stimulating, vibrant international research/clinical environment and outstanding support facilities.    You will hold a PhD in Immunology and an MSc in Bioinformatics or equivalent. You will demonstrate capacity to deliver high quality research outputs, illustrated by a strong publication record in high profile journals. Expertise in macrophage biology, single-cell sequencing/epigenetics is essential, and expertise in vivo cre-flox animal models would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment, fixed term for 4 years in the first instance, with a 6 months’ probation period. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Glasgow
Application deadline:
Research Assistant in Translational Innate Immunity Grade 6

The University of Glasgow are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Researcher with a strong background in macrophages/pluripotent stem cells biology and bioinformatics to join the groups of Dr Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (Immunologist; principle investigator) and Dr Thomas Otto (bioinformatician) at the University of Glasgow.

You will be carrying out translational research in a Versus Arthritis funded project to develop an in vitro model of human synovial tissue macrophages from pluripotent stem cells. To achieve this goal, you will be using innovative primary cell culture systems and single-cell transcriptomic/epigenetic technologies.

You will hold a position at the University of Glasgow, where you will be embedded in the multicentre Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre ‘Versus Arthritis’ (RACE), which includes researchers/clinicians from Glasgow, Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle and collaborators in Gemelli Hospital in Rome. RACE is a world-leading research centre where discovery research drives development of transformative therapies for arthritis. You will benefit from an intellectually stimulating, vibrant international research/clinical environment and outstanding support facilities.

You will hold a BSc in Immunology and an MSc in bioinformatics, and work towards a PhD in Immunology or Bioinformatics. You will demonstrate capacity to deliver good research output, illustrated by your publication record. Expertise in cell sorting and a single cell RNAseq technology is essential.

This is a full-time appointment, fixed term for 2 years in the first instance, with a 6 months’ probation period. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Glasgow
Application deadline:
Laboratory Technical Specialist

The role

We are looking for a highly motivated person who has an interest in translational research. You will provide technical support for the operation of academic gastroenterology, working under the guidance of Dr Chris Lamb in the Translational and Clinical Research Institute. This will involve carrying out complex research projects, experimental design, planning and progress of work along with quantitative & qualitative analysis. Work within the group aims to understand immune and microbial mechanisms responsible for inflammation in the intestine, with a particular focus on developing new and improved treatments for the inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  You will be required to work closely with Dr Andrew Filby the Flow Cytometry Core Facility team.

You should have the ability to work independently and on a flexible basis.  You should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and express a clear commitment to multidisciplinary and translational research.

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable work experience in a relevant technical / workshop role
  • Thorough working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Demonstrates technical and problem solving capability
  • Demonstrates good organising ability to meet deadlines, with a positive and proactive approach to duties and diligence and attention to detail
  • Contribute to design and specification of research/teaching activities
  • Ability to adapt to changes in laboratory research priorities

Qualifications

  • BTEC  HNC / HND; or A’ level (or equivalent) qualification; or broad work experience acquired through a combination of vocational training and considerable on-the-job experience, demonstrating development through progressively more demanding relevant roles.
  • Professional registration with an accredited professional body (including HEA) or working towards this on appointment

 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Newcastle
Application deadline:
Research Assistant/Associate

A postdoctoral position is available within Dr.Amarnath’s Laboratory [Laboratory of T cell Regulation] at Newcastle University. The Laboratory’s major focus is understanding role of co-receptors in maintaining immune tolerance. Specifically, the project will address how programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1) activation on T regulatory cells (Tregs) can impact the proteomic landscape in human and mouse Tregs. You will be involved in identifying key pathways in murine and human Tregs that are modulated by PD-1. You will utilise multiple experimental murine models of cancer, colitis and graft versus host disease. In addition, you will also use a xenogeneic human into mouse model of graft versus host disease to test fundamental questions in Treg biology. You will be expected to possess cellular and biochemical skills, molecular biology skills and have experience in murine work. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Newcastle
Application deadline:
Research Assistant in Translational Innate Immunity Grade 6

The University of Glasgow are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Researcher with a strong background in dendritic cell biology/innate Immunity  and bioinformatics to join the groups of Dr Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (Immunologist; principal investigator) and Dr Thomas Otto (bioinformatician) at the University of Glasgow.

The successful candidate will undertake translational research in a Pfizer-funded research project investigating JAK-regulated and synovial tissue macrophage-driven mechanisms of disease remission in Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. To achieve this goal, you will use innovative ex vivo models of human synovium and single-cell transcriptomic / spatial tissue transcriptomic technologies.

You will hold the position at the University of Glasgow, where you will be embedded in the multicentre Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE), which includes researchers and clinicians from Glasgow, Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle and collaborators in Gemelli Hospital in Rome. RACE is a world-leading research centre where discovery research drives development of transformative therapies for arthritis. You will benefit from an intellectually stimulating, vibrant international research/clinical environment and outstanding support facilities.

You will hold a BSc in Immunology and an MSc in bioinformatics and work towards a PhD in Immunology or Bioinformatics. You will demonstrate capacity to deliver research outputs, illustrated by your publication record. Expertise in a single-cell RNAseq technology is essential and the expertise in multiparameter flow/mass cytometry and primary cell-sorting is desirable.  

This is a full-time appointment fixed term for 3 years in the first instance, with a 6 months probation period. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Glasgow
Application deadline:
Freelance science communication/public engagement professional

The British Society for Immunology is looking for a freelance science communication/public engagement professional to work with us on an exciting and fast-paced project.

The British Society for Immunology is the UK’s largest organisation representing scientists and doctors who study the immune system. We aim to ensure that the public benefits from the success of immunology research, and as such, one of our priorities is around the topic of childhood vaccination and immunity. More information about our work on this topic can be found in this article.

Our latest project aims to engage the public about the importance of vaccines and the beneficial role of immunology research in advancing global public health. We’re looking for a freelancer to develop a host of innovative and impactful engagement resources for our members to use, which will include interactive, hands-on activities and an educational PowerPoint presentation.

We are working on a tight timescale for this and are looking for someone who has capacity to develop and deliver the resources by early March 2020 and can start as soon as possible.

To express interest, please send a short covering letter outlining your interest and experience, along with your CV and any links to relevant examples of your work by Friday 24 January to Erika Aquino, Public Engagement Officer, e.aquino@immunology.org

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimmunology

An exciting opportunity has become available for a postdoctoral researcher to study the cellular immunology related to autoantibody-mediated diseases of the nervous system. This position is funded by a grant awarded to Dr Sarosh Irani from ONO Pharmaceuticals, via their alliance with the University of Oxford. This is an especially timely opportunity as the Irani group have a unique collection of patient samples and have recently published a series of high impact papers studying the autoantibodies and the B cell compartments.

This project aims to characterise the role of T cell and B cell interactions with a particular emphasis on the function of checkpoint molecules, PD-1 and CTLA-4, and the effects of drugs which target these proteins. This is an especially translational and patient-orientated contemporary area of immunology which has not yet been applied to the rapidly expanding field of autoimmune neurology. The Irani group are just beginning to study T cells in these diseases, and hence the postholder will play a formative role in the development of this field within the host laboratory.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in immunology or a closely related field with extensive technical expertise in research methods within the field of immunology with special attention to multicolor flow cytometry and cell sorting, mammalian cell culture and molecular biology including PCR and RT-PCR. Research experience in the field of immunology and the ability to solve problems and demonstrate independent, critical scientific thinking skills are essential. Ideas for the development of innovative methods to study the immunobiology of patients with autoantibody CNS diseases and skills and or background in T cells and B cells would prove advantageous

Institution/Organisation:
University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist

The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.

They are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Postdoctoral Scientist/Senior Postdoctoral Scientist to investigate molecular mechanisms underpinning B lymphocyte development. The successful applicant will develop their own project within the complementary interests of the Corcoran lab in gene regulation and signalling mechanisms underpinning B lymphocyte development and antibody repertoire formation in normal B cell development, immunodeficiency and ageing. The Corcoran lab uses next generation sequencing multiomics approaches to address these questions in immunological mouse models. These include VDJ-seq for immunoglobulin repertoire analysis, RNA-seq and capture HiC genome conformation approaches.

The aim of the project will be to gain mechanistic understanding of the role of key signalling pathways in downstream effector functions, gene expression and epigenetic regulation.

In addition to their own project, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative projects and mentoring of PhD students. They will benefit from excellent technical, scientific and leadership training, mentoring by senior colleagues, and opportunities to present at conferences. They will join a collaborative and supportive group working on complementary projects. 

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in gene regulation, immunology, or a related discipline, and experience in molecular mechanisms underpinning lymphocyte development.They will be able to design, perform and interpret experiments, and write and publish papers. They are looking for a collaborative individual, with effective communication skills, who enjoys working in a team.

Institution/Organisation:
Babraham Institute
Application deadline:
Research Associate (Fixed Term)

At the University of Cambridge a post-doctoral research associate position in Professor Kaser's laboratory is available for a talented and motivated scientist to work on the biology of the key immune-metabolic enzyme. The laboratory studies genetically-affected pathways that predispose for immune-related diseases. They are looking for a scientist with a background in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural and/or molecular biology to join our group to study a major immuno-metabolic pathway. They hope to recruit an enthusiastic and creative colleague who shares their passion for discovery and who looks for an exciting challenge within a multidisciplinary group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject and be willing to supervise research students. A strong publication record, ability to work independently and good communication and presentation skills are essential. A personal Home Office License would be advantageous although not vital. Experience in immuno-metabolism would be ideal. The successful candidate will participate in an active programme of group meetings and departmental seminars, manage research project and associated administrative matters.

The lab is located in the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID). The research and this post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Cambridge
Application deadline:
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

The Institute of Liver Studies and the Department of Inflammation Biology at King’s College London invite applications for a faculty position at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Applicants with expertise in immunoregulation, immunotherapy, adaptive/innate immune cell biology, transplantation or cancer immunology and a strong interest in liver immunobiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position requires a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in the field, commensurate to the level of appointment sought. The successful applicant will be expected to create and manage an independent, internationally renowned research programme in basic and/or translational aspects of liver immunobiology and to obtain a portfolio of grant support to develop such programme. The laboratory will be based in the Institute of Liver Studies at the Denmark Hill campus and the research developed will be expected to integrate and/or complement the academic priorities of the Institute and the Dept Inflammation Biology.  In addition, the post holder will be expected to deliver undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities and educational leadership in line with the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences educational portfolio.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Inflammation Biology, which consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in autoimmunity, cancer immunology, immunotherapy, inflammation biology,  liver immunology, rheumatology and transplantation. Additional cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities will be available through the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, which houses 48 principal investigators across three departments.

Institution/Organisation:
King's College London
Application deadline:

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