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To post a job advertisement on this page, please contact our Education & Careers Officer, Eolan Healy. 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

Assistant Professor in Immunology

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in Immunology within the School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham. 

This teaching and learning-focussed role will provide a consistently excellent standard of teaching and support for student learning, underpinned by scholarship related to the discipline. The postholder will undertake teaching responsibilities at all levels from year 1 undergraduate to post-graduate courses (PGT), particularly the MSc Immunology and Immunotherapeutics and MSc Microbiology and Immunology. You will be experienced in immunology-relevant teaching and they would welcome a contribution to their delivery of training in bioinformatics and statistics. You will also lead on developing the current curriculum and innovative approaches to learning and assessment. There is an opportunity to extend distance learning to expand teaching provision in the area of Immunology. You will also act as a personal tutor and supervise project students. 

The appointee will also contribute to curriculum development, quality assurance and enhancement; undertake continuing professional development; and work in partnership with staff and students to maintain the highest standards in all areas of their work. 

You will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant subject, a successful track record in teaching and experience in leadership in an area related to education and the student experience. They seek collegial applicants who are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and to the effective functioning of their school. The School offers a welcoming and dynamic research and teaching environment.

This is a full time, permanent position. However, the School is open to discuss flexible working arrangements, and job share arrangements may also be considered. Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and indicate your preferred number of hours.

University of Nottingham
Application deadline:
Senior Scientist - B cell immunologist

GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Thye have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and innovative immunologist/cell biologist to join GSK’s Immunology Research Unit (IRU) in Stevenage. You will be working in a stimulating and fast-moving environment, where they put great emphasis on high quality science. Within this context and building on GSK’s capabilities in B-cell therapeutics, the role will be within the B cell biology team to help identify new targets and drive new B-cell therapies through to early clinical development.

As a senior scientist level biologist, you will have the opportunity to contribute to their target identification, validation and lead optimisation efforts. This will involve using unprecedented genetic resources through GSK’s collaboration with 23andMe, FinnGen and Open Targets combined with cell specific epigenetic datasets and functional genomic screens to identify pathogenic cell types, pathways and targets. You will also support biological validation and progression of their growing portfolio of novel genetically associated targets through establishing relevant in vitro cellular and tissue-based assay systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a cell biologist contributing to the validation, characterisation and progression of novel targets and therapeutics to treat diseases associated with dysfunctional B cells
  • Establishing novel B-cell based cellular assay systems that mirror key aspects of disease for use in target validation and progression
  • Provide in vitro biology support for progression of the departments established research and lead optimisation programs through to clinical candidate selection
  • Collaborating with key academic or clinical alliances (or CROs) who can help further the programs or provide insight into the mechanism of action or therapeutic potential.
  • Maintain an active knowledge of external developments in the field and adapting/initiating work plans (internally and externally) in response to emergent data
  • Representing the Research Unit at external meetings and authoring publications in peer-reviewed journals 
  • Engagement and sharing expertise with wider IRU

Why you? 

Basic qualifications:

They are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve their goals:

  • Science graduate with additional research experience ideally in industry or new PhD in Cell Biology or related discipline
  • Strong understanding of immunology, preferably B cell immunology, gained through research experience
  • Experienced in cell and molecular biological and immunological techniques to characterise cell phenotype and support target validation e.g. gene expression analysis, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and immunoassays
  • Knowledge and interest in technologies for immunophenotyping and genetic or genomic approaches to understand cellular phenotypes and gene function (e.g. mass cytometry, scRNAseq, CRISPR)
  • Comprehensive expertise in experimental design, execution, assay development and analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Experienced and proficient in the isolation, stimulation and functional characterisation of primary human immune cells, particularly B cells
  • Experience of early target discovery approaches and disease phenotyping
  • Experienced and proficient in computational analysis of large biological datasets

The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, being able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team as well as independently under general supervision within GSK and to interact positively and effectively with collaborating scientists in both industrial and academic labs.

Application deadline:
Oxford Cancer Scientific Officer for Immuno-oncology

About the role
University of Oxford have an exciting opportunity for an Oxford Cancer Scientific Officer for Immuno-oncology to join Oxford Cancer, a city-wide research initiative and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. They seek to harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research from their growing network of 1,000+ members who are working in cancer-related fields. This network covers a range of disciplines, all with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation of scientific discovery to treatments for patients.
An important part of Oxford Cancer’s activity is the establishment and management of laboratories, services and facilities used by a variety of cancer researchers working on cutting edge, innovative and high impact projects. Collaborators include academics at Oxford and across the UK, as well as commercial and industry partners.
This role will be responsible for developing an Oxford-wide strategy for Immuno-Oncology and working with academics and clinicians to develop funding proposals to ensure its delivery. You will be required to develop and maintain a governance structure that integrates the views of senior immuno-oncology researchers across Oxford to develop a research strategy that focusses on Oxford’s distinctive capabilities in the field. Another key responsibility will be to support the writing of novel collaborative immuno-oncology funding applications and offer expert advice to PIs on aspects of the application process including managing collaborative applications, addressing risk management, research agreements and intellectual property matters (liaising with Research Services and Oxford University Innovation).
This is a full-time post (although part-time hours at a minimum of 80% FTE will be considered) based at Oxford Cancer, New Richards Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LA, and is available on a three-year fixed term contract.
About you
You must hold (or be very near to completing) a PhD in an immuno-oncology relevant field and be able to demonstrate extensive experience in coordinating, preparing, and writing research funding applications. Experience of communicating science to a wide range of audiences and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University is also essential for this role. Experience coordinating complex inter-disciplinary multi-investigator research or infrastructure funding applications would be advantageous.
Application Process
You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

University of Oxford
Application deadline:
Senior Postdoctoral researcher

The role

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in our laboratory, starting Autum 2022, to study the role of virus-specific tissue-resident T-cells (Trm) involved in the control vs. pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections in humans. The project will involve detailed analysis of the phenotype, antigen specificity and spatial orientation of HSV-1 reactive CD4 and CD8 Trm cells in trigeminal ganglia (immune control) and corneas (immunepathogenesis) of latently HSV-1-infected individuals.


  • You must have a PhD degree in Immunology.
  • You are a highly-motivated scientist with strong quantitative research, organization and communication skills. A strong track record of research accomplishments in T-cell immunology, molecular biology and potentially scRNAseq is requested.
  • You are able to work well both independently and within a team, at national and international levels.
  • You have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.
Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam
Application deadline: