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Current vacancies

Research Associate [Maternity Cover]

The Halim lab is actively recruiting highly talented and motivated scientists to join a vibrant and collaborative tumour immunology group within the University of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute. We are interested in understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells in regulating the immune response to cancer. Our long-term goal is to pharmacologically modulate the function of innate lymphoid cells with an aim to polarize the local immune environment towards an anti-cancer phenotype.

The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from collaborating directly on several mature projects, which we aim to submit for publication during this period. Additionally, there are opportunities for independently working on emerging projects in the lab.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the group, you will drive research projects that utilize novel in vivo and in vitro models to assess the function of immune cells in cancer, as well as study signalling pathways and downstream mechanisms using cutting edge genomic and proteomics approaches. You will join a collaborative and highly motivated team of researchers in a top ranked university and research institute. Our group is further supported by world-leading core facilities which researchers are encouraged to utilize to their fullest potential.

Candidates should be proficient in most of these:

  • Mouse experimental procedures (existing UK PIL highly valued), tissue processing, isolation and phenotyping/manipulation of cells using:
  • Advanced flow cytometry (i.e. high-parameter panel design, troubleshooting, data analysis)
  • Immunological assays, IF microscopy, and cell culture
  • Molecular biological techniques (i.e. cloning, viral vector design/production, genome editing strategies)

Candidate should have experience and/or a strong understanding in:

  • Bioinformatic analysis (i.e. Experimental design of bulk or single cell transcriptomic experiments, generation of high quality datasets, independent or collaborative analysis of data)
  • Tumour biology/immunology (i.e. experience with mouse tumour models, or human patient material)

The following additional skills are highly valued:

  • High-parameter IF or mass-spec imaging, spatial transcriptomics
  • Immunometabolic experience (i.e. metabolomic profiling, Seahorse analysis)
  • Ideally you have demonstrated creative and independent work in your area of expertise

Applicants who wish to be considered must display the ability to undertake project management, method development, data collection and analysis. You must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop innovative experimental approaches to answer research questions, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively as part of a team.

The successful candidate must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in immunology.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Cambridge
Application deadline:
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in B cell immunology x2

Two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge UK. Current work in the Ribeiro de Almeida lab focuses on understanding how antibody diversity is regulated at the RNA level, by a class of RNA remodelling enzymes known as RNA helicases, and the role these mechanisms play in maintaining genome stability in B-lymphocytes.  These studies stem from our discovery on the roles of RNA helicase DDX1 and G-quadruplex (G4) RNA structures in targeting the DNA mutator enzyme AID to the immunoglobulin heavy-chain locus, to initiate Class Switch Recombination (CSR) (Ribeiro de Almeida et al, Mol Cell, 2018). 

They search for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with expertise in at least one of the following areas: immunology, cellular or molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualification, or have their thesis submitted when commencing the post. 

The Babraham Institute is world-renowned for its research in life sciences, and the successful candidates will be joining a dynamic and supportive network of scientists within the Immunology Programme working on a variety of topics in T- and B-lymphocyte biology. The Institute is also recognized for its collegial environment and world-class research facilities, providing access to in-house training in bioinformatics and other opportunities for career development.

Institution/Organisation:
Babraham Institute
Application deadline:
Scientist - Immunology

The TB Vaccine Evaluation Group at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) at Porton Down uses the non-human primate (NHP) model to assess the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of a range of novel vaccines and therapeutics to protect against and treat Tuberculosis, a disease which was responsible for ~1.4 million deaths in 2019.
You will be involved in the analysis of blood samples to measure the mycobacteria-specific cellular immune response at ACDP Containment Levels 2 & 3 using a range of advanced immunoassays including; the ELISPOT assay, flow cytometry to analyse immunological memory and functional markers, polyfunctional T-cell analysis and multiplex bead array technology. You will be also be involved in identifying other opportunities to optimize new methods and technologies for use with archived samples.
You will also be responsible for supervising the ACDP2 & 3 laboratory; maintaining a safe working environment, assessing risks and organizing consumable provisions. There will also be some supervision of junior members of staff. 
The successful applicants will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in a specialist area. Education to MSc or PhD in an appropriate biological science is desirable.


Main duties of the job:

  • Implement and utilise a range of methods, assays and techniques at ACDP containment levels 2 & 3 in support of all activities associated with the TB evaluation group’s projects and to ensure project targets are met.
  • Develop, optimise and apply multiparameter cellular immunology assays for the investigation of mycobacteria-specific T-cell function and phenotype, such as polyfunctional T-cell analysis, and T-cell memory and homing phenotypes.
  • Apply multiplex bead array technology for the investigation of immune biomarkers as potential correlates of protection.
  • Supervise the running of the laboratory and take responsibility for the provision of reagents and consumables required for project area.
  • Assist the project team to identify, evaluate and adapt new technologies where appropriate and to ensure that the project operates to a high scientific standard using current methods.
  • Take responsibility for the supervision and training of junior staff allocated to the project as required.
  • Provide reports through analysis of data using software and databases as necessary, to meet project targets and for preparation of presentations and publications.
Institution/Organisation:
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Porton Down
Application deadline:
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Job description
The Department of Inflammation Biology at King's College London seeks to recruit a Group Leader (at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level) to lead and develop an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology. The successful candidate will drive cutting-edge research across the different disciplines of inflammation biology, cancer immunology and/or neuroinflammation to further enhance King’s position as an international leader in research, training and education.  
The post will be based in the Centre for Inflammation Biology & Cancer Immunology (CIBCI), Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, on the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London. CIBCI offers a 1200m2 footprint for collaborative and interactive research and training environment, including open wet laboratory space, adjacent cell culture rooms, flow cytometry facilities, fly and rodent holding suites and an imaging suite. The Centre also features a large open plan office adjacent to dedicated PI offices.

Key responsibilities
Key responsibilities - Lecturer

  • To set up and develop an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology  
  • To successfully obtain competitive grant applications to support a small laboratory-based research group consisting of a research scientist and a PhD student 
  • To publish scientific publications as PI or co-PI in their area of expertise 
  • To contribute enthusiastically to UGT, PGT and PGR teaching and training in their area of expertise and to act as personal tutor
  • To contribute to academic citizenship in the Centre, Department, School or wider University
  • To help raise the profile and visibility of the Centre’s research both internally and externally

Key responsibilities - Senior Lecturer 

  • To lead and grow an independent, interdisciplinary research programme relevant to the academic activities of the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology   
  • To successfully obtain internationally competitive grant applications to support a laboratory-based research group consisting of 1-2 research staff and 2 or more PhD students 
  • To publish scientific publications as PI or co-PI in their area of expertise 
  • To contribute enthusiastically to UGT, PGT and PGR teaching, training and educational leadership in their area of expertise and to act as personal tutor
  • To contribute to academic citizenship and leadership in the Centre, Department, School or wider University
  • To raise the profile and visibility of the Centre’s research both internally and externally
Institution/Organisation:
King's College London
Application deadline:
Team Leader - Immunology

The role:

Charles River (Portishead) is keen to hear from motivated and experienced project leaders who want to join an immunology and infection specialist CRO that utilizes cutting-edge techniques and in-depth expertise to deliver state-of-the-art cell biology assays. Their clients include a broad range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and Charles River supports them throughout the drug discovery process, from early hit identification through to clinical trials.
This opportunity would be ideal for a proactive immunologist with a proven track record in drug discovery project management looking to advance their career by inspiring a growing multidisciplinary group. You will shape a teams’ scientific direction to better understand the efficacy of a wide range of therapeutic modalities and drive projects which aim to solve the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning immuno-oncology. The core role of this lab-office crossover manager position will be to oversee the design and execution of studies that realize the potential of the next generation of immunotherapies. This will include the characterization and validation of complex immunological assays through the implementation of ex vivo and in vitro models (e.g. immune cell mono/co-cultures, ex vivo phenotypic analysis, genetic/pharmacological intervention, cell engineering and biomarker analyses of early phase clinical trials). A background in techniques such as IncuCyte, MACS sorting, 18-flow cytometry, Luminex, Nanostring, ELISpot, qPCR, Lentiviral delivery, high content screening and culture of primary immune cells is essential. 

Requirements: 

  • Post-doctoral or Industry background with extensive management experience and a strong understanding of immunology
  • Track record of leading large complex immunology focused drug discovery projects, ideally in the C&GT, immune-oncology, autoimmunity or inflammation fields.
  • Independent scientific leadership experience
  • Strong communicator and excellent people skills
  • Extensive background in planning and developing people, managing resources and an awareness of finances
  • Experience in disseminating scientific discoveries internally and externally 
  • Ambition to discover novel therapeutics through collaboration 
  • Well organized and self-motivated to deliver high quality data sets to tight deadlines 
  • Ability to interpret data sets, generate concise conclusions and advise on next steps 
  • Extensive experience with immune cell isolation and cell culture 
  • Compliance to protocols and all applicable SOPs 
  • Experience of guiding scientific strategy 
  • A clear grasp of the drug discovery process 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

If you have got any questions about the role please contact Dr. Rhiannon Jenkinson (Rhiannon.Jenkinson@crl.com) or Dr. Rob Nunan (Robert.Nunan@crl.com).

Institution/Organisation:
Charles River Laboratories
Application deadline:
Scientist/Senior Scientist (Immunology)

Charles River Laboratories (Portishead) is an immunology and infection specialist CRO that utilizises cutting-edge techniques and in-depth expertise to deliver state-of-the-art cell biology assays. Clients include a broad range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and Charles River supports them throughout the drug discovery process, from early hit identification through to clinical trials. They have several positions open for Senior Scientist/Scientists to enhance our dynamic immunology teams on a permanent basis. This opportunity is ideal for motivated and pro-active immunologists who want to contribute to the success of an ambitious company.

As an aspiring or established immunologist, you will be working across multidisciplinary teams investigating the efficacy of a wide range of therapeutic modalities or solving the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, inflammatory disease and neuroinflammation. The core role of this lab-based position will be to design and execute studies to realize the potential of next generation immunotherapies. This will include the characterization and validation of complex immunological assays through the implementation of ex vivo and in vitro models (e.g. immune cell mono/co-cultures, ex vivo phenotypic analysis, genetic/pharmacological intervention, cell engineering and biomarker analyses of early phase clinical trials). A background in or willingness to learn techniques such as IncuCyte, MACS sorting, 18-flow cytometry, Luminex, Nanostring, ELISpot, qPCR, Lentiviral delivery, high content screening and culture of primary cells is essential.  
 
Requirements: 

  • BSC/MSc/PhD with extensive lab experience and a strong understanding of immunology. Experience working within Pharma/Biotech or in a Postdoctoral role within the immunology field would be an advantage 
  • Ambition to discover novel therapeutics through collaboration 
  • Experience with immune cell isolation and cell culture 
  • Track record of carrying out large complex immunological experiments independently
  • Well organized and self-motivated to deliver high quality data sets to tight deadlines 
  • Compliance to protocols and all applicable SOPs 
  • Ability to interpret data sets, generate concise conclusions and advise on next steps 
  • Experience of guiding scientific strategy 
  • Experience in disseminating scientific discoveries internally and externally 
  • A clear grasp of the drug discovery process 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

If you have got any questions about the role please contact Dr. Rhiannon Jenkinson (Rhiannon.Jenkinson@crl.com) or Dr. Rob Nunan (Robert.Nunan@crl.com).

Institution/Organisation:
Charles River Laboratories
Application deadline:
Assistant Professor

The Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University invites applications in Immunology for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. They are seeking an outstanding investigator using innovative approaches to study fundamental biological questions in the area of immunology, including but not limited to molecular or cellular immunology, adaptive or innate immunity, host-microbe interactions, hematopoiesis, systems immunology, and tumor immunology. Princeton University has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies with biological research on campus spanning multiple departments, and is a consortium member of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

They seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department to attract and retain a diverse student body, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree, an excellent record of research productivity, and demonstrate the ability to develop a creative independent research program.

Institution/Organisation:
Princeton University
Application deadline: