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Research Fellow - Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research fellow within Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM). 

The successful candidate will develop and manage a research project seeking to characterise antigen uptake and trafficking events in B cells, which lead to efficient antigen presentation and antibody responses. The post holder will be an active member of a team led by Dr Dessi Malinova. They will have the opportunity to project manage, disseminate work, network, supervise and mentor. They will have access to extensive career development and outreach opportunities. This is an MRC-funded research project suited to a highly ambitious individual.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology or closely related area.
At least 3 years recent research experience in cell biology, immunology or closely related area.
Recent hands-on experience, including data analysis where applicable, in at least 3 of the following techniques:

  •   Flow cytometry
  •   Tissue culture
  •   Lentiviral preparation and use
  •   Western blot
  •   Confocal or TIRF microscopy
  •   In vivo models
Institution/Organisation:
Queens University Belfast
Application deadline:
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (non-clinical) in Immunology

Job Summary

Are you a dedicated, enthusiastic, and talented early stage scientist or a principal investigator with established research programmes in the broad area of immunology and inflammation science? If so, this is your opportunity to join Imperial's Centre for Inflammatory Disease in the Department of Immunology and Inflammation, where they offer exciting academic opportunities within an integrated and supportive environment.

Imperial College has a broad range of clinical and non-clinical research expertise which provides an outstanding multidisciplinary environment in basic, clinical and translational research. The Department of Immunology and Inflammation is embedded within this vibrant research environment and is proud of its supportive ethos and coordinated activities in research, teaching and public engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Immunology your research will complement the Centre's existing themes, which include autoimmunity, renal and vascular inflammation, complement biology, innate inflammation, immunometabolism, skin immunology, vaccine responses and stromal cell biology, tumour immunology.

You will also be able to develop new research initiatives, will supervise, train and mentor staff and students at the highest scientifically rigorous levels, and will make active contributions to the management of financial, staff and research resources with the Department.

Essential Requirements

To excel in this role, you will be developing a national and/or an international reputation and a record of excellent research in your field. You will be collaborative, able to build and sustain effective working relationships, and will have strong communication and leadership skills, with experience of training students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Post-doctoral research associate - Immunology/systems biology

Job description
This post will based in the Inflammation Biology Group headed by Prof. Toby Lawrence at the Centre for Inflammation Biology & Cancer Immunology (CIBCI) and in close collaboration with the Systems Cancer Immunology Group headed by Dr. Shahram Kordasti, both based at Guy’s Hospital campus. CIBCI aims to leverage expertise in inflammation biology to extend fundamental and applied knowledge of tumour immunobiology. In this context, the post holder will develop projects applying novel work flows and analytical pipelines for the acquisition of multidimensional data sets, including single cell RNA sequencing, imaging mass cytometry and spatial transcriptomics, from both patient samples and experimental models, with the ultimate goal of deconstructing the roles of myeloid cells in the tumour immune-microenvrionment and their bearing on cancer using functional genomics. The post holder will also be involved in the training and supervision of PhD students and junior research associates involved in related projects.
This post will be offered on a 3 years fixed-term contract with the possibility to extend for a further 2 years
This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • To work on the immunological and molecular profiling of patient samples and tissues from animal models and patients.   
  • To develop mechanistic insights derived from such profiling activities in collaboration with clinical and basic scientists 
  • To use a variety of technologies to investigate the functional immunological status of cancers and the influence of their microenvironments  
  • To create, implement and use analytical and bioinformatics tools to analyse and interpret multidimensional data. 
  •  To establish the pipelines for collection and analysis of patient samples and enable the development of experimental protocols.
  • More on the main job advert page 
Institution/Organisation:
King's College London
Application deadline:
Training lead

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious training professional to join the British Society for Immunology team and establish a brand new training offer!

We are looking to recruit a motivated and talented individual to lead the development and delivery of a new training function within the BSI. Reporting directly to the CEO, in collaboration with the wider BSI team, you will be responsible for engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to identify training needs and opportunities that the BSI can meet. You will be responsible for working with BSI members to develop content and curricula and utilise different delivery platforms to establish a new surplus generating training function for the BSI.  You will be strategic, but also proactive, practical and results-driven to establish, evolve and deliver a successful training offer in a planned and phased way.  Key responsiblities can be found in the job description. This is a part-time role (3-4 days a week) for a period of 18 months.

We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn currently available two days a week. 

The British Society for Immunology is committed to achieving a fair and equal working environment, accessible to all and free from discrimination regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, socio-economic background and any of the other infinite factors that distinguish individuals from one another. We encourage applications from all sections of the community  and seek to promote the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion through our organisational values and behaviours. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the full job description and send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to o.balsiger@immunology.org by Monday 13 June. 
Please note we will be actively interviewing for this role so the role may close before the date advertised.
 

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:
BSI Editorial Coordinator

The British Society for Immunology is looking for a full-time, permanent Editorial Coordinator with a strong understanding and passion for science and Open Access publishing.

As an integral member of our team, the role-holder will be responsible for the management of the peer review system for the three Society journals, supporting the Editors in the handling and processing of incoming manuscripts. The Editorial Coordinator will also be required to assist in the implementation of the journal strategies, including managing commissioned articles and review series, recruiting and onboarding Editorial board members, and identifying areas for improvement within the peer review process. 

This varied and fast-paced role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised individual who is passionate about science and has a keen interest in building their experience in Open Access academic publishing.

The successful applicant will be able to develop further in their career as part of a fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team.

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Research Associate

King's College London are looking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow to join the laboratory of   Prof Leonie Taams at King’s College London.  
 
As a successful candidate, you would join a large Wellcome Trust funded collaborative project to study the drivers of persistent pain in inflammatory arthritis, also involving the laboratory of Dr Franziska Denk at King’s College London as well as the University of Oxford. You would work on the human biology side of this translational research programme, studying fibroblast-neuron interactions in situ using human tissue samples and in vitro using fibroblast cell lines and iPSc-derived neuronal cells. 


You should have a strong grounding in human immunobiology, ideally in the context of inflammatory disease. Previous experience in stromal cell biology and/or in iPSc-derived cell lines would be a distinct advantage. Demonstrable experience in flow cytometry and human cell culture is essential; knowledge of immunostaining and protein/cytokine detection would be highly desirable. A proactive attitude,  excellent data analysis and record keeping skills as well as strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential. 

Institution/Organisation:
King's College London
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral position in immunology

A postdoctoral position in Immunology is available at the Immunophysiopathology of Infectious Diseases Department at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, under the supervision of Dr Inès Vigan-Womas. 

This multidisciplinary project will combine local pathogen sequencing surveillance and clinical epidemiology with local immunological understanding and tools in order to speed up the discovery of new diagnostic tools and new vaccine candidates. The immunological studies will extend to the rapid discovery of novel monoclonal antibodies against VoCs that are critical tools for probing protein structure, key reagents for differentiating variant proteins, and potential therapeutic monoclonal antibody drugs. The applicant will benefit from the multidisciplinary research environment, infrastructure and platforms provided by the Institut Pasteur de Dakar. He/she will participate actively to the development of the immunological platform and tools. He/she will join a collaborative international project involving partners within and beyond campus.

Candidate qualification and selection criteria: They are seeking highly motivated, creative, dynamic and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows, able to work independently and to supervise PhD student and Masters, with excellent communication skills. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in immunology. This project will require a wide variety of techniques including multi-parametric flow cytometry, B and Tcells stimulation/ImmunoSpot, cell sorting, single cell molecular profile analyses and B-cell receptor repertoire analyses applied to the study of human cohorts. Extensive experiences in immunological and molecular techniques are essential.

Application: Candidates should send their application including CV, a brief description of research accomplishments, list of publications, cover letter and contact for at least two referees into a single PDF file to Inès VIGAN-WOMAS (Ines.vigan.womas@pasteur.sn, ivigan@pasteur.fr). Selected candidates will be contacted for video interview.

Institution/Organisation:
Institut Pasteur de Dakar
Application deadline:
Assistant Professor/PI, Translational Immunology Research (Singapore)

On behalf of a well-established Institute in Singapore whose mission is to conduct translational research in immunology, The RSA Group are being retained exclusively to manage the recruitment of an Assistant Professor/PI who will build a team and lead an independent research programme in an area of fundamental and translational immunology.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Drive research of immunology programs that can be translated into potential therapeutics
  • Build a lab/team of c.8-10 staff and lead an independent research programme
  • Secure local and international grant funding, from Government and/or industry sectors
  • Establish international collaborations
  • Mentor PhD students, research fellows and budding clinician scientists

Education and Experience Required: 

  • PhD qualified with a strong academic track record and experience in basic science
  • An existing PI or, a Post Doc with an outstanding track record and the ability to lead a group
  • Research expertise in immunology and/or in vaccine/drug development platforms that can be applied/adapted to immunology
  • Evidence of ability to translate findings and/or collaborate with individuals to move projects along the translational pipeline
  • A publication record that includes first author papers in major scientific journals (i.e. papers with Impact Factor >15)

To register your interest or for a confidential discussion, please message Andy Smith, Partner Asia, The RSA Group, at andy.smith@thersagoup.com 

Institution/Organisation:
The RSA Group
Application deadline:
Scientist / senior scientist, translational development

F Star Therapeutics have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join F-star’s Translational Development team to support our early development biomarkers strategy through the exploration, integration, interpretation and reporting of results of multivariate clinical pharmacology data e.g., PK,PD data. 

You will work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams comprising clinical operational, translational medicine, medical and project management to advance clinical development of F-star drug candidates.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work with project team(s) to develop programme specific clinical biomarker / clinical pharmacology strategy that help drive F-star’s clinical development decisions.
  • Project lead for implementation of clinical biomarker plans and supporting analytical endpoints (e.g., cellular and soluble biomarker assays using flow cytometry and ligand binding platforms such as MSD, Gyros, multi-colour flow cytometry, IHC etc).
  • Work with matrix team to develop outsourcing plans for clinical biomarker assay types/platforms/data types and work within the clinical and translational sub teams to analyse and interpret the biomarker in the context of emerging clinical data from our and others’ trials.
  • Provide technical oversight and direction for development of assays to meet performance requirements.
  • Ensure experiments and data management activities result in robust, quality data to inform decision making on projects.
  • Carry out analyses of data to identify issues and implement necessary changes.
  • Lead clinical pharmacology data analysis ensuring timely data interpretation and delivery to support project development milestones.
  • Support best practice and be aware of regulatory guidelines with a view to transferring methods into a regulated environment to be used under appropriate GxP quality standards e.g., GLP, GcLP, GCP.
  • Generate and review presentations for project team meetings, collaborators, and governance teams. When necessary, communicate research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports (including documents for regulatory submission).
  • Work with Bioanalytical and Biomarker outsourcing manager and technical specialists to develop own understanding and provide project and translational context to those individuals.
  • Support patent filings where appropriate.
  • Read scientific literature and keep up with the new trends and techniques related to role.

About you: 

  • Prior experience in Immunology and translational research in academic or industry settings, with a PhD in a biological subject with relevant focus on cell biology or immunology or, equivalent industry experience. 
  • Proven assay development experience and proficiency in a range of assay formats (at least 3 of the following: immunoassays, matrix biomarker assessment, protein analysis by mass spectrometry, multi-colour flow cytometry, Immunohistochemistry, transcriptomics).
  • Ability to visualize and interpret data, with a solid understanding of statistics as it applies to bioassays.
  • Experience in maintaining quality during multiple ongoing experiments.
  • Previous hands-on experience in handling clinical and/or human biological samples.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with proven ability to work well in cross-functional matrix teams and interact with outside vendors, consultants and collaborators.
  • Proficient in designing and optimising biological experiments and/or immunological assays for robustness and reliable data quality, interpretation of data and trouble shooting. 
  • Extensive experience in record keeping, data recording and understanding of factors affecting assay robustness and levels of data quality.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and organised with strong attention to detail.
Institution/Organisation:
F Star Therapeutics
Application deadline:
Graduate Immunology Sales Specialist

ProImmune are seeking a highly motivated person to join their Sales & Marketing team as an Immunology Sales Specialist, responsible for their UK & European territories.

This role is ideally-suited to a new graduate or post-graduate with an outgoing personality looking for a financially rewarding long-term career combined with a way to capitalize on your scientific training.

You will:

  • identify new and develop existing sales opportunities and respond to customer enquiries to enable their customers to achieve their scientific goals
  • be fully equipped for the role through a combination of informal and formal training
  • manage the sales process for accounts across your territory
  • carry out visits to key prospects and customer accounts to develop and close sales, as well as to determine market trends, novel technical applications and product development / collaborative opportunities
  • attend and carry out formal presentations at immunology exhibitions and conferences to promote their products and services
  • demonstrate leadership with an ability to constructively challenge their customers’ thinking
  • work with their customers to structure solutions for them based on their products and services that best address their often complex and multi-faceted needs
  • carry out sales analysis and contribute to the development and execution of the annual sales plan
  • work closely with other members of the sales and customer service team world-wide

Education/experience/skills:

  • Required minimum: BSc. in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar subject
  • Prior direct work experience in sales is not required, but examples of any activities where you were proactive in your communications to people in any setting should be highlighted
  • Comprehensive training will be provided
Institution/Organisation:
ProImmune Ltd.
Application deadline: