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Current vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow as Specially Appointed Researcher

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. We look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers. 

Annual Salary: JPY 5.7M - 7.7 M

Research Grant: JPY 3M per year

Period of employment: 1 year from the date of hire (renewable up to 3 years)

Institution/Organisation:
Osaka University, Japan

Postdoctoral Researcher Position - Targeting Autoreactive Plasma Cells

BioMed X are looking for a curious and creative researcher to join their team and broaden their think tank with their intellectual power and technical excellence. The ideal candidate would have a PhD degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field and a strong interest in B cell immunology and antibody discovery. In this role, you will contribute to the development of innovative technologies for the characterization of plasma cells in the contexts of various neurological autoimmune disorders.

The objective of the group Targeting Autoreactive Plasma Cells (TAP), led by Dr. Eleonora Melzi, is to uncover the mechanisms underlying the development and persistence of autoreactive plasma cells and their pathogenic autoantibodies. By employing a combination of state-of-the-art single-cell transcriptomic and high-throughput antibody analysis, they aim to identify new biomarkers of B cell autoreactivity. Ultimately, their goal is to define novel therapeutic strategies specifically targeting autoreactive plasma cells, thus advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of autoimmune diseases.

BioMed X is an independent research institute with sites in Heidelberg, Germany, New Haven, Connecticut, XSeed Labs in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and a world-wide network of partner locations. 

The post is offered for a limited term until 1st June 2027, with the possibility of renewal.

Institution/Organisation:
BioMed X Institute, Heidelberg, Germany
Application deadline:

Postdoctoral Fellow - Downward Lab

Julian Downward’s laboratory (Oncogene Biology) investigates the mechanisms by which mutant oncogenes drive the formation of tumours and how understanding this better can promote more effective approaches to treating cancer in the clinic. They particularly focus on the RAS family of oncogenes, which are the most frequently mutated oncogenic drivers in human cancer. 

The first drugs targeting the KRAS protein, sotorasib and adagrasib, have recently been approved for clinical use in lung cancer, but their effectiveness is limited due to the rapid development of drug resistance. They are interested in exploring the interplay between RAS oncogene signaling and the control of the tumour immune microenvironment (TiME) with the aim of improving therapies for RAS mutant tumours. 

They are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral research fellow with experience in tumour immunology to join the group.

Salary: from £43,210 with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Institution/Organisation:
The Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline:

Editor-in-Chief, Clinical & Experimental Immunology

We are seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for our leading international journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

Responsible for the overall content, editorial policy, and reputation of the journal, the Editor-in-Chief is supported by six Section Editors, section editorial teams and the BSI’s editorial office. We are looking for someone who can provide visionary leadership, foster a culture of excellence and plan for the journal’s growth.

Established in 1966, Clinical & Experimental Immunology is among the foremost journals in the field of translational immunology, attracting high quality papers from across the world. Articles cover basic and clinical investigations into the immunological basis of a wide range of human pathologies including autoimmunity, inflammatory diseases, primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases, cancer and neuroimmune conditions. Clinical & Experimental Immunology is part of the BSI’s family of journals, which also includes Immunotherapy Advances and Discovery Immunology.

This role is an opportunity to lead a committed editorial team and pave the way for outstanding contributions to the field of translational immunology. It would suit an academic with a strong publishing record in translational or clinical immunology, excellent networking skills and a keen eye for detail. 

The role requires approximately 0.5 to 1 day per week. Please read the job description to find out more. To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org. The deadline for applications has been extended until Monday 19 August. Interviews dates will be announced shortly.

Driven by our values and behaviours, we are a high-performing, ambitious and forward-thinking organisation, who value teamwork and collaboration. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds who are inspired by our values and behaviours. If you have any questions, or if you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please email us at hr@immunology.org.

We request no contact from agencies. Due to the number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the application deadline.

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:

Call for 10 PhD positions within MSCA funded Doctoral Network IgG4-TREAT

IgG4-TREAT consortium is looking for highly motivated and talented PhD students to contribute to groundbreaking research in the field of IgG4-autoimmune diseases (IgG4-AID). The PhD researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training programme in academic and industry setup.

The consortium invites applications for 10 individual, multidisciplinary research projects aimed to advance understanding of IgG4-AID. Funding for these projects has been provided by the EU under the competitive MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022 programme. The deadline for applications is set for 31 January 2024. The individual projects are set to start between 31 March and 01 September 2024.

The applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria of the MSCA Doctoral Networks Program. The successful candidates will receive funding for 36 months (or 48 months if based in the Netherlands) and will become part of a vibrant network of nine host laboratories with seven associated partners from seven European countries.
For more information on IgG4-TREAT consortium, available positions and specific application requirements please visit the website.

Institution/Organisation:
IgG4-TREAT Doctoral Network
Application deadline:

Tenure-track Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Cell Signalling and Immunology

The University of Dundee invites applications from immunology focused groups to join them at the level of tenure-track Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor (Grade 8-10, dependent on experience) within their Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology, to expand and complement their Immunology research programme. These appointments will form part of a 5 year programme to recruit up to 45 research active Group Leaders/Principal Investigators across a number of disciplines within the School of Life Sciences.

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, high-quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 40 countries worldwide, the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

Successful candidates will be joining the School at an exciting time of significant expansion providing the opportunity to contribute to its future direction. The University is also keen to attract researchers with an aptitude for research leadership.

The University is interested in applications from academics at any stage of their career who will deliver research expertise in Molecular Immunology. They are particularly interested in candidates whose interests focus on cytokine responses, cell signalling, infectious disease, immunometabolism or neuroimmune research within the Molecular Immunology field, but will consider applications from strong candidates from a range of research backgrounds. You will join a team who are proud of their collegiate ethos in research into the fundamental molecular mechanisms which control immune responses.

In addition to the collegiate approach, a particular strength of the School of Life Sciences is the co-operative effort to establish and maintain state of the art technologies used for Immunology research and research-led teaching. These include an SPF animal facility, high-end imaging, spectral flow cytometry, proteomics, genomics, structural biology, cell sorting, and data analysis capabilities. 

Your priorities will include:

  • Producing high-quality 3/4* research outputs in molecular immunology
  • Leading an ambitious research programme, receiving significant research funding, and running a successful research group
  • Contributing your knowledge and expertise by teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 
  • Maintaining and developing the supportive and collegiate research and teaching environment
  • Contributing to divisional and school activities in public engagement and international recruitment

Who they’re looking for:
The two main criteria that all candidates will be assessed against are research excellence and collegiality. Research excellence should be evidenced by research outputs including papers and the ability to secure grant funding, as appropriate for career stage.

  • All candidates should have a PhD in immunology, biochemistry, Life Sciences or a related area
  • Demonstrable excellence in research and credible future research plans
  • Conduct of individual or collaborative research projects
  • Evidence of the ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Dundee is one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine, and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, the main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact, and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, it is close to both the train and bus stations. There are also campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links and there are close links to the James Hutton Institute. 

For further information about this position please contact Prof Simon Arthur at j.s.c.arthur@dundee.ac.uk, or Dr Henry McSorley at hmcsorley001@dundee.ac.uk

For more details, please download the applicant pack. The University welcomes informal enquires and these can be directed to SLS_PI_recruitment@dundee.ac.uk.

Application Requirements
Applicants are asked to apply on the University of Dundee job vacancy site (vacancy UOD966) and upload 3 documents as part of their application:

  • CV
  • 4-page research proposal indicating broad research area/theme
  • 1-page cover letter outlining how your research synergises with and/or extends their existing strengths as well as outlining what skills, attributes and expertise you would bring more broadly to the School (e.g. in teaching, research culture, commercialisation, translation, training etc).

Candidates will be considered in their own right on a rolling basis as applications are received.

The University of Dundee is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse environment. Applications from those that are currently underrepresented in research are particularly encouraged, including black and minority ethnic (BME) and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Dundee