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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

Cellular Immunologist

Biology Group 1 within the Adaptive Immunity Research Unit (AIRU) at GSK is seeking a highly motivated scientist with experience in immunology to join the group in Stevenage (UK). In the AIRU, we are using human genetics and genomic approaches to identify new targets and therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases. In Biology Group 1, we are particularly focused on exploiting the potential of regulatory T cells to dampen autoimmunity and inflammation and restore immune homoeostasis. We're looking for 2 Cellular Immunologist Scientists. The successful candidate will design and deliver work packages to support the identification and validation of novel targets and the progression of on-going drug discovery programs within our AIRU portfolio.

With strong experience in immunology, you will be responsible for developing and executing novel, robust, in vitro cell-based immunology assays that recapitulate disease-relevant biology for compound testing and for exploring their mechanism of action in relevant cells. This is an exciting lab-based role that will allow the successful candidate to utilize cutting-edge technologies to make a critical contribution to our efforts to develop new medicines.

You will need to be a creative, innovative self-starter, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a desire to lead from the lab. You will be accountable for generating high quality, robust data and must have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary matrix team. Additionally, the successful candidate will need to be proactive and open to the ideas of others while having a deep curiosity and enthusiasm for learning novel approaches and techniques.

Your responsibilities will include:

Development and implementation of cellular assays to evaluate the function of potential drug targets in immune cells via pharmacological modulation and/or genetic manipulation. This will include the use of multiple-parameter flow cytometry and other cell-based assay techniques.
Evaluating potential new targets via in silico-based approaches.
Representing the AIRU in project teams and providing biological experimental leadership in a particular area of research.

You will also be given the opportunity to represent the RU and Company by attending relevant meetings and by authoring publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Application deadline:
Research Associate

Job summary
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work within Dr Cecilia Johansson in the Respiratory Infection Section of the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London. You will work on an exciting project funded by the MRC to study the generation and functionality of tissue-resident T cells during respiratory viral infections.

We are looking for an immunologist who is interested to explore what is regulating the generation, maintenance and functionality of lung resident T cells during viral infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza virus. This project will include transgenic and knockout mice models as well as precision cut lung slices from human lung tissue.

The purpose of the post is to find the optimal requirements for lung CD8+ Trm cells to be induced, harnessed and manipulated for generation of efficient memory responses to respiratory virus infections such as RSV and influenza.

Duties and responsibilities
You will develop and implement assays for studying immune responses especially the T cell responses in airways and lung from virus infected mice or human tissue slices, based on an existing strong ability in flow cytometry and microscopy.

Further duties will involve:

  • Design, plan and perform experimental work and other research activities.
  • Project management, supervision of students and technical staff.
  • Maintain an accurate record of all experimental work, analyse data, write reports and publications as well as present the work on meetings and conferences.
  • Be self-motivated, responsible, organised and efficiently manage time and experiments.
  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
  • To plan and conduct experiments using animal models, flow cytometry and other techniques with appropriate supervision
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
  • To maintain accurate, organised and complete records of all findings from experimental work
  • Essential requirements

You will have, or have recently submitted, a PhD in Immunology or in a related discipline, with a strong experience in murine models and techniques such as flow cytometry and microscopy.

Also, being a conscientious team-player, supporting other scientists and students in the lab, providing training and support where necessary and contributing to the safety and upkeep of the laboratory is essential.

Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Post-doctoral position in Pulmonary Hypertension

Job Description:

The team "Endothelial dysfunction & Cell miscommunication" is located at Paris-Saclay University, within the INSERM U999 unit headed by Pr Marc Humbert, whose research is dedicated to the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension. The team focuses on a better understanding of the role played by pulmonary endothelial dysfunction associated to pulmonary arterial hypertension, a key pathogenetic mechanism detrimental for disease susceptibility and development of pulmonary vascular remodeling. They investigate the mechanisms by which pulmonary endothelial cells interact with their environment, with both resident vascular cells (smooth muscle cells, myofibroblasts and pericytes) and circulating cells (inflammatory and immune cells).

They are welcoming experienced, highly motivated and autonomous post-doctoral research scientists. The candidate will develop and carry on his own research projects aiming at deciphering mechanisms of immune dysregulation in pulmonary hypertension under the guidance of Drs Alice Huertas, Ly Tu, and Christophe Guignabert. The post-doc will also develop new approaches and tools. The candidate will also participate and add his expertise in other members’ projects.


The candidate should have an interest in translational research and be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be responsible, organized and have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.
PhD (or equivalent) in immunology and immunopathology is required and the applicant should have a strong expertise in immunobiology and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Experience in bioinformatics would be a plus.

Paris-Saclay University
Application deadline:
Product Manager – Cell Analysis/Sample Preparation

The Role
The Product Manager for Cell Analysis and Sample Preparation will be responsible for defining and executing the company's vision and strategy for these portfolios. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree or PhD in Life Sciences - ideally immunology, oncology or regenerative medicine. This person will be central in communicating and defining the 'go to' market for new products and services. The successful candidate will work closely with the marketing/product manager teams in the UK and globally, using their insights and knowledge to drive the messaging that resonates and empowers our sales team to be successful. You need a strong science background, with knowledge of Flow Cytometry, and marketing experience. You will be creating your own marketing campaigns for products and assessing their effectiveness. eMarketing experience with a good knowledge of social media and marketing tools would be an advantage. You should have experience of managing multiple projects and working under pressure.

The Candidate

  • Masters or PhD in Life Sciences - ideally immunology, oncology or regenerative medicine
  • Based in Bisley near Woking in Surrey
  • Minimum of 2 years Commercial/Marketing experience
  • Knowledge of Flow Cytometry
  • Strong Microsoft office particularly Excel/PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed presentation skills both one on one and in front of a large audience
  • Excellent customer relationship management and ability to build good business relationships across a wide variety of cultures and personalities.
  • Determined and hardworking
Miltenyi Biotech
Application deadline:
Employment opportunities at NHS Test and Trace - Scotland Central Belt and Leamington Spa

As part of the NHS Test and Trace Programme, two large-scale diagnostic testing laboratories have been introduced in the vicinity of Leamington spa and Scotland’s Central Belt. These labs will help rapidly scale up capacity for symptomatic and asymptomatic testing, supporting the efforts to reopen society and the economy.

They are seeking individuals with the following skill sets: 

  • Experienced laboratory staff able to assume management, operations and training roles 
  • HCPC registered biomedical scientists 
  • Technicians, post-doc and graduates students 
  • Recent graduates with a degree in a biological science discipline (particularly virology, microbiology, or biomedical science who are seeking for their first professional laboratory role. Minimum requirements are experience in pipetting and operating within biosafety cabinets)
  • We are also exploring part time opportunities for current students holding previous laboratory experience 

Should none of the live jobs be suitable, individuals can also register their interest via the ‘join the community’ link on the webpage. This feature enables them to register their location and role preferences, and will enable our suppliers to contact suitable candidates as and when jobs become available. NHS Test and Trace anticipate a broad range of roles becoming available across the UK over the coming months.

NHS Test and Trace
Application deadline:
Reader/Professor in Vaccinology

The University of Surrey is an international university with an excellent teaching and research profile that is innovative, forward thinking and achieving notable results.  As a result of our strategic plan and vision, the School of Biosciences and Medicine in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is creating a new position for an exceptional Reader/Professor in Vaccinology.  This is a very exciting opportunity underpinned by a substantial philanthropic contribution and a partnership between the University of Surrey and The Pirbright Institute.

Besides a vibrant working environment on a leafy campus in Guildford close to London (full relocation package available), this post offers extensive development opportunities and resources to support you to build your own research team and to fulfill your potential.  The  position will be based within the Section of Immunology at the University of Surrey, with a formal link to The Pirbright Institute enabling full collaboration and laboratory access as a part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Pirbright Livestock Antibody Hub. This hub will exploit the recent advances in our understanding of B-cell responses to better understand the protective immune response in livestock and poultry with a strong translational and one health focus. Ultimately the Hub will support rational vaccinology approaches, antibody-based treatment and prophylaxis as well as increasing the applicability of animals as models for human disease and treatment.  This programme or work is supported by the UK Veterinary Immunological Toolbox at Pirbright with the capability to engineer and supply existing mouse monoclonal antibodies as well as express new antibodies isolated from a range of species.

This new post is designed to enable a high potential academic to take the next step in their research career, supported with a generous start-up equipment/resource budget (c.£250k in the first three years) and four fully-funded PhD studentships. Your profile will demonstrate success in scholarship and research in the field of Vaccinology along with a clear strategy to attract and secure research funding. If a candidate is appointed to Reader level in the first instance, mentoring will be provided to support progression to professorial level.


University of Surrey
Application deadline:
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:
Employment opportunities at NHS Test and Trace Lighthouse Laboratories

NHS Test and Trace is expanding its network of laboratories in the continued effort against COVID-19. As the UK enters the winter months it is critical to continue to increase laboratory capacity. This expansion has resulted in a number of exciting roles from junior positions utilising a broad skill base, through to senior positions requiring experienced specialists or those able to oversee entire laboratories.

They are looking for individuals who:

  • have lab management experience and/or are a HCPC registered BMS;
  • have experience working in a lab setting (academic, clinical or industrial), regardless of level; 
  • have a degree or postgraduate qualifications in a biological discipline;
  • Technicians, post-docs and graduate students with molecular biology experience, to join the existing lighthouse laboratories in Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Manchester, Newport, Charnwood, and Glasgow. We need over 400 technicians immediately, preferably conversant with PCR assay techniques (qRT-PCR and ePCR);
  • or are a current student with some previous lab experience, particularly in virology, microbiology, or biomedical sciences and you are seeking part time employment. Minimum requirements are experience in pipetting and operating within biosafety cabinets.

Roles will be for between 1-18 months depending on the requirement. Pay is offered at competitive market rates and you will be fully trained and integrated into existing teams. Employment will be either directly with laboratories or through third party agencies to enable flexible working arrangements to suit you. All are employed to support the work of the wider NHS Test and Trace programme.


NHS Test and Trace
Application deadline: