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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

Postdoctoral Research Associate

One challenge in modern immunology is to work out the function of tissue lymphocytes. The Colucci lab have identified subgroups of decidual NK and related Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) in both mice and humans. They now seek to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to determine the function of uterine resident lymphocytes in reproduction. A strong background in immunology, and preferentially with tissue lymphocytes, is required. The Colucci lab is funded by a Wellcome Investigator Award and is composed of 3 PhD Students, a Research Assistant and is supported by a Laboratory Manager. They collaborate with the Pathology Department, and within the Centre for Trophoblast Research, with a Team of Bioinformaticians. You will have access to transgenic mice lacking specific subsets of ILCs, infection models, cytometry, RNA-sequencing, 3D-micro-CT imaging to study fetal organ development, and other, conventional methods. The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Cambridge
Application deadline:
Surrey Research Fellowship

The Surrey Research Fellowship is an exciting new opportunity for exceptional early career researchers to join a cohort of future academic leaders at the University of Surrey. The University has provided funding for up to three Fellows to pursue their own research for up to three years with the intention of building up to a cohort of nine active Fellows at any one time. All SRFs will have access to an exceptional programme of support offered by our Doctoral College as well as support for progressing research along the innovation pipeline where relevant.  The SRF designed specifically to provide highly talented ECRs with the time and support to enable them to develop into an independent leader in their area of research. As well as a competitive salary (£40,792 to £48,677), Fellows will receive up to £15,000 per annum for travel, consumables and other research expenses.  The successful candidate have an academic Sponsor at the University of Surrey, will hold a PhD and will normally have no more than six years of post-doctoral research experience. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Surrey
Application deadline:
Research Associate in Human Natural Killer cell biology studied with super-resolution microscopy

A Postdoctoral Research Position is available funded by the Wellcome Trust, to study human Natural Killer cell biology using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. The project will be based in Professor Dan Davis’s laboratory in The University of Manchester, to study fundamental aspects of molecular recognition by human Natural Killer cells, using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (PALM, STORM, STED and others) as well as molecular and cell biology techniques. 

Institution/Organisation:
The University of Manchester
Application deadline:
Lecturer in Immunology

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, Aston University is seeking to build upon their established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a new early career colleague who will contribute to the immunology research, impact and teaching profile of Biosciences at Aston University. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Immunology, or a closely related area and have a strong research profile that will complement their internationally-recognised research in bioscience.  In addition, they will be able to evidence an independent or strongly developing research programme, preferably including external research funding and publications in high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals and the ability to develop internationally-recognised activity.  They are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with research and teaching interests in the cell biology of innate and/or adaptive immunity; and the mechanisms of immune modulation and cell communication in health and disease. and from those who are able to demonstrate a developing track record of effective teaching and an enthusiasm for flexible teaching across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (Biochemistry, Biological and Biomedical Sciences) within the department.   

Institution/Organisation:
Aston University
Application deadline:
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:
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:
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:

  

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