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To post a job advertisement on this page, please contact Jennie Evans. 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.

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Current vacancies

Research Associate in human regulatory T cell immunology

The purpose of the post is to recruit a passionate, self-motivated and dynamic postdoctoral Research Associate to join Dr. Dominguez-Villar’s laboratory at Imperial College London, UK. Their research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that maintain human regulatory T cell identity and plasticity and the regulation of CD4+ T cell responses in autoimmune and infectious disease settings.

They have recently defined key signalling pathways underlying human Treg plasticity and acquisition of a Th1-like effector phenotype (Nat Immunol 2018;19:665, Cell Mol Life Sci 2017;74:4059, EMBO Rep 2016;17:1169). The successful candidate will examine the role of specific signalling pathways in maintaining Treg identity and modulating plasticity, and the role of environmental factors in activating/inhibiting them, with application to autoimmune diseases. This is a highly translational research project that will involve human samples from healthy individuals and patients, and might involve in vivo models of autoimmunity. The successful candidate will have a strong human molecular immunology background and experience in human immunology and related techniques. Flow cytometry, culture of primary T cells and Tregs, as well as molecular biology techniques are essential skills for applicants to be considered. Experience with in vivo models of autoimmunity and bioinformatics skills are desired but not required. To find out more about the role, please click on the link below and search by job reference MED00940.

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Junior PI

The University of Oxford are seeking to appoint a Junior Group Leader in Cancer Immunity within the Human Immunology Unit (HIU), Investigative Medicine at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This role reports to the Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo, director of the HIU. The potholder will be an enthusiastic investigator willing to develop an independent research programme in cancer immunity within the HIU, who will be able to take advantage of the added value of the HIU and of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Chair of Immunology

Applications are invited from innovative researchers of international standing for the Chair of Immunology in the School of Biological Sciences. For this post the University of Edinburgh are seeking an individual with an established record of discovery within the field of Immunology, whose research focuses on fundamental immunology with clear links to evolutionary biology and infectious disease research. In particular, they would like to see applications from candidates working on the immune system of non-murine, non-human species. Candidates should have the vision and skills required to promote the development of novel research programmes and to form effective collaborative partnerships with colleagues from a wide range of scientific disciplines. You should be an enthusiastic and engaging teacher, with the ability to enhance students’ experience of studying at Edinburgh. The Chair of Immunology will play a leading role in shaping strategy for the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research as well as contributing to plans to extend Edinburgh’s existing excellence in immunology and infection, evolutionary biology, stem cell/regenerative medicine, synthetic biology and cell biology/epigenetics.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Edinburgh
Application deadline:
PhD opportunity

Cancer growth is kept under control by immune cells such as T-cells. New T-cell-based immunotherapies successfully eliminate melanoma in some patients, but the majority of patients show no response.  This project aims to determine whether Eph receptor tyrosine kinases enhance T-cell recruitment to melanoma, which could improve patient outcome.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Bristol/Cardiff University
Application deadline:
PhD opportunity

The role of clock dysfunction in obesity-related inflammation and insulin resistance. This PhD project will examine how the clock regulates the activity of eosinophils and other innate immune cell populations during obesity, and test directly the role of the clock in mediating inflammatory cell and adipocyte cross-talk. Studies will employ in vivo whole animal physiology, including global and tissue specific transgenics, complimented by single-cell profiling of inflammatory cell linage and activation state.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Manchester
Application deadline:
PhD opportunity

Balancing immunity in the face of variable nutritional resources and natural infection in a wild rodent. The overall aim of this interdisciplinary studentship is to combine ecological field studies, controlled laboratory studies, and classic immunological techniques with novel tools from machine learning in order to identify causal links between food availability, immune responses to infection, and resistance to parasite infection. This studentship will provide mechanistic insight into the how nutritional supplementation, coupled with anthelminthic treatment, can improve the control of infection and maintenance of optimal growth.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Edinburgh
Application deadline:
Various PhD opportunities

Please follow the link to find details of available projects linked with the theme of Infection, Immunity and Repair. You'll find details of numerous posts available across the South West, particularly positions situated at universities in Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. Full project descriptions, including contact details for the lead supervisor, can be found via the link. For details of how to apply please follow directions given on the site or you may need to search for the vacancy elsewhere.

Institution/Organisation:
Various universities across the South West
Application deadline:
PhD opportunity

Impact of increasing environmental CO2 on plant immunity. The primary objective of this PhD project is to gain a mechanistic understanding of how plant immunity and pathogen infection strategies will be modified in a future eCO2 world. Using knowledge gained from A. thaliana as a springboard, this project will explore the impact of eCO2 on disease resistance in two economically-relevant crops, wheat and tomato, and different tree species in a mature forest (including oak trees), against filamentous pathogens. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Birmingham
Application deadline:
PhD opportunity

Do you want to make a difference in patients’ lives? Are you interested in combatting fungal infectious disease? Do you want advanced training in molecular biology, genomics and/or immunology? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should consider the MRes-PhD studentships offered by the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen (MRC CMM). 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Aberdeen
Application deadline:

  

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