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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

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

The Institute of Liver Studies and the Department of Inflammation Biology at King’s College London invite applications for a faculty position at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Applicants with expertise in immunoregulation, immunotherapy, adaptive/innate immune cell biology, transplantation or cancer immunology and a strong interest in liver immunobiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position requires a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in the field, commensurate to the level of appointment sought. The successful applicant will be expected to create and manage an independent, internationally renowned research programme in basic and/or translational aspects of liver immunobiology and to obtain a portfolio of grant support to develop such programme. The laboratory will be based in the Institute of Liver Studies at the Denmark Hill campus and the research developed will be expected to integrate and/or complement the academic priorities of the Institute and the Dept Inflammation Biology.  In addition, the post holder will be expected to deliver undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities and educational leadership in line with the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences educational portfolio.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Inflammation Biology, which consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in autoimmunity, cancer immunology, immunotherapy, inflammation biology,  liver immunology, rheumatology and transplantation. Additional cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities will be available through the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, which houses 48 principal investigators across three departments.

King's College London
Application deadline:
Tenure Track Fellow/Lecturer in Infection Immunology Grade 8

Institute of Infection and Global Health

The Institute of Infection and Global Health was established in 2010 to bring together leading infection and global health researchers from across the University. It integrates veterinary, medical and basic sciences to address major infectious diseases of humans and animals in the UK and globally and has built a track record of research excellence, embracing the "One Health" concept of disease control.

They are seeking an outstanding infection immunologist, who would be appointed as either Tenure Track Fellow or Lecturer, depending upon career stage. Applications are invited from individuals with high quality outputs who wish to develop their careers to the next level within our excellent research and teaching environment, or who are established and possesses an excellent track record with potential to develop a world class research programme in infection immunology. Your research area should complement the Institute's existing research programmes. We would welcome applications from scientists working in any relevant area of infection immunology, either basic, veterinary or medical immunology within the infection field.

You should have a PhD in a relevant research area and an outstanding CV with evidence of success in attracting external funding and high-quality publications. Tenure Track Fellows join a defined career development programme that includes provision of high-quality mentoring and support to develop externally funded fellowship applications; you will be expected to deliver a modest amount of high-quality teaching, obtain a teaching qualification and contribute towards supervision of PhD students. For the Lectureship you would be expected to attract significant research funding, deliver high quality teaching and successfully supervise PhD students.

University of Liverpool
Application deadline:
Lecturer/Associate Professor in Molecular Biosciences or Molecular Immunology


The School of Biological Sciences is integral to cross-disciplinary research fostered by the Institute for Life Sciences at the world-leading, research-intensive University of Southampton (ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity). We have core strengths in molecular and cellular biosciences spanning interests in microbiology, virology, glycobiology, structural biology, neuroscience, developmental biology to ecology and evolution, plants and food security.


You will have an exciting opportunity to build a long-term programme that complements existing strengths within the School of Biological Sciences. You will have a growing international profile in molecular immunology (broadly interpreted). Examples of suitable specialities include but are not restricted to: immunology, infection, virology, glycobiology, neuroimmunology or cancer immunology. While the successful applicant would be expected to have a research and teaching interest in immunology and/or infection, there will be scope to refine the post title to reflect the sub-speciality of the successful applicant.  

You will have an interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on our core strengths in molecular and cellular biosciences. You will have an enthusiasm to build the international reputation of the School. You will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in molecular life sciences.

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

  • a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
  • ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding 
  • evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications
  • ability or potential for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • you will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in biological sciences. 
University of Southampton
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Immunology

Oxford university are seeking a highly motivated, proactive Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Immunology to join Professor Udalova at the Kennedy Institute, to work within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. The postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research within the Lab282-funded collaborative project on novel kinases.

You will manage own academic research and administrative activities, this involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You will use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.

You must hold a postgraduate degree (or near completion) in immunology, molecular biology, genomics or similar disciplines, together with relevant experience. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in biochemistry, molecular immunology, myeloid cell biology and signal transduction pathways to work within established research programmes and have extensive experience in working with the state of the art functional genomic technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9 system. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project and of actively collaborating with industry and within the academic environment is desirable. 

This is a fixed-term, full-time position for 3 months.

University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Medical Sciences & Translational Research PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact

This newly established four-year PhD programme at the University of Edinburgh will combine medical science and translational research projects with integrated and credited teaching in science communication, public engagement, patient involvement, data design and informatics, via established MSc courses and/or new Engagement for Impact courses. The vision is to teach a generation of researchers equipped to address and solve real-world problems through excellent science and who have the engagement and impact skills we believe will give them an edge in their future careers.  This unique PhD programme will offer:

  • PhD with integrated study: an internationally-excellent medical sciences and translational research PhD with credited teaching in engagement for impact skills built into the study.
  • Flexibility in teaching provision: a bespoke selection of assessed and credited courses, utilising established MSc courses and/or new Engagement for Impact courses to teach Science Communication, Public Engagement, Patient Involvement, and Data Design & Informatics, defined by the individual needs of the student and the nature of the research project.
  • Genuinely research-integrated engagement: students on this programme will learn to use engagement as a crucial part of being a medical researcher. Students will develop a unique, assessed engagement for impact portfolio with tangible engagement outputs, directly relevant to their PhD research.

Graduates from this PhD programme will be primed to pursue internationally-excellent research in a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary manner; becoming innovative, creative thinkers; having the confidence and ability to engage with audiences beyond the research world, removing barriers to develop meaningful and longer-term relationships with stakeholders; and being ideally placed to be the next generation of scientific research leaders and policy makers.

University of Edinburgh
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MRC iCASE PhD studentship: Reducing morbidity and mortality from myeloma by earlier diagnosis using a rapid and simple blood test

Myeloma is a cancer of bone marrow plasma cells that causes anaemia, kidney and skeletal damage and severe immunodeficiency. Of the major cancers, myeloma ranks worst for diagnostic delays and this causes substantial morbidity and early mortality. In the UK there are a median three consultations in primary care before hospital referral. Diagnosis is an even greater problem in low-middle income countries with limited resources. The aim of this project is to develop a simple, rapid blood test that can accelerate myeloma diagnosis. The project will include test development, optimisation and evaluation, which will be supported through placements with an industry partner who are experts in assay development. It will also involve laboratory analysis of clinical samples before moving onto the final project phase of testing the device in preliminary studies in clinical practice (in the UK and Africa). Working in a clinical immunology laboratory, alongside industry and collaborating with clinicians, the goal is to generate an evidence-base for the new test for uptake in larger trials and towards commercialisation to achieve patient benefits in different settings. The post-graduate researcher will learn interdisciplinary skills that are applicable to a broad range of scientific fields and career pathways.

The supervisors for this project are Dr. Jennifer Heaney and Prof. Mark Drayson of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy. 

University of Birmingham
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows

The Francis Crick Institute is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows. 

Postdoctoral career development fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional postdoctoral clinicians to consolidate their research experience.

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick or Crick-Cancer Research UK funding to spend one year full-time or two years part-time working in a Crick research group, on a project agreed between the fellow and the Crick group leader.

The scheme aims to:

  • Foster long-term clinical links and collaborations.
  • Provide clinicians with a postdoctoral extension of their research experience, and with scientific networking, training and career development opportunities at the Crick.
  • Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding such as clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.

Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, universities or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.


Francis Crick Institute
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