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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

Post-doc Research Fellow

Applications are invited to join the Host-Pathogen Interactions Team at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to contribute to multiple projects investigating interactions between the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and the host immune system. S. aureus is an important human pathogen and treatment of this type of infection is a significant challenge due to increasing antibiotic resistance. Our lab is focused on understanding the specific mechanisms by which the immune system responds to S. aureus and how S. aureus in turn manipulates or evades immune responses. Knowledge gained will directly facilitate the development of next generation vaccines and novel host directed therapies for the prevention and treatment of S. aureus infection. 
The candidate will investigate how exposure to S. aureus influences the development of both adaptive immune memory (expansion and activation of resident memory T cells) and innate immune memory (modulation of monocyte/macrophage function and metabolic activity). The project will utilise a variety of in vivo model systems to determine how exposure to S. aureus shapes the transcriptional and epigenetic programming of memory cell phenotypes and if these changes influence the host response to subsequent related and unrelated bacterial and viral pathogenic challenge.

Trinity College Dublin
Application deadline:
Reader/Senior Lecturer

University of Glasgow have an opportunity for a Reader/Senior Lecturer to lead and undertake world-class research consistent with the research strategy of the School and College. You will build an internationally competitive and externally grant funded research program, publishing high impact research papers, presenting at international meetings/symposia, and participating in review and advisory groups and panels. In addition, you will supervise and teach students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise post-doctoral researchers, lead on curriculum development, and undertake appropriate administration as requested by the Director of the School.

The University of Glasgow has a proud history of Immunology research and currently runs one of the few Immunology-specific degree courses in the United Kingdom. Immunology research in the University of Glasgow incorporates a range of internationally competitive programmes in basic cellular and molecular immunology allied to major translational centres. Immunology has always been research strength of the University of Glasgow and the successful appointee will be expected to contribute to the maintenance, and furtherance of immunology as a major research focus in Glasgow. Immunology sits within the School of Infection and Immunity, which boasts extensive technical expertise in cellular, molecular and in vivo biology and excellent translational links. There are also strong research and teaching links to programmes in low and middle-income countries, which provide an opportunity for important health comparisons internationally. There is therefore a rich technical infrastructure and environment suitable for supporting any contemporary programme in immunology.

Glasgow is an exciting and productive environment for immunology research and the proximity to colleagues working in the microbiology, parasitology, virology, cardiovascular and cancer areas provides further scope for dynamic collaborations.

University of Glasgow
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Postdoctoral Fellow - Systems Immunology

The Wellcome Sanger Institute are looking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in systems immunology to join Menna Clatworthy’s group at the Institute, working closely with Sarah Teichmann’s lab.

About the Role:

You will lead a project focused on understanding tissue immunity in the kidney, working with colleagues in the Teichmann Lab.  This project is part of the Chan-Zuckerberg Foundation-supported Kidney Seed Network , and international collaboration aimed at generating a comprehensive human kidney cell atlas across lifespan.

About Sanger:

Our research is focused on understanding what type of immune cells live within different organs in humans, and how the special environment within each tissues affects their function. They are particularly interested in the kidney and urinary tract. This research is part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, which has set out to create a comprehensive reference map of all human cells as the basis for understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease. They are also interested in how immunity changes over lifespan, and how age-associated changes contribute to the development of chronic kidney disease.  Menna also has a lab based at the University of Cambridge where they conduct complementary research.

About You:

You will have an immunology background, the ability to understand biologically and translationally important questions, and experience in bioinformatics or a strong interest in developing computational skills. You must be familiar with genomics, and will play a vital role in writing up studies. You will have a great opportunity to be embedded in a large community of internationally-leading immunologists and computational scientists. You will be integrated in the Clatworthy lab, a highly collaborative, international work environment with colleagues who have a wealth of experience in single-cell and spatial data production, analysis and methods development

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cellular Genetics Programme, you will be joining a collaborative and cutting-edge environment. The Programme encourages everyone to network and to showcase their research, including at a weekly seminar series. In addition to support from the Sanger core areas of Scientific Operations, Management Operations and ICT, within the Programme the Cellular Genetics Operations teams provide comprehensive multidisciplinary support to help with everything from processing samples, delivering analysis pipelines, to assistance with fellowship applications. The Sanger Institute also supports PDFs by offering various training opportunities, chances to network, and has a PDF committee in place to ensure our PDFs are supported throughout their posts.

Wellcome Sanger Institute
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Advanced postdoc positions in Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging


The Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for its Advanced Postdoc Program. This program offers three-year employment and funding (3 million yen per year) for original research to promising young researchers. Selected applicants have access to continually upgraded state-of-the-art facilities at IFReC for their research, including equipment for single-cell analysis. Furthermore, selected applicants can expect their research careers to develop immensely through invaluable guidance from their supervisor among IFReC’s many distinguished Principal Investigators as well as through collaborative research with them. They look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers.

Position: Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)
Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University
Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x3
Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging


  • Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years
  • International experience preferred

Work location:

  • Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan
Osaka University
Application deadline: