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Current vacancies

Post doctorate in mathematical modelling in immunology

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the University of Antwerp is looking for a full-time (100%) postdoctoral scholarship holder in the field of mathematical modelling in immunology (not bioinformatics).

Position

You will be working on an ERC Starting Grant and will develop mathematical models that allow you to model how T-cells evolve within an individual after an infection.
You help coordinate project proposals in the field of mathematical modeling in immunology and contribute to attracting external funding.
You assist in the supervision of PhD students and other team members.
You fulfil a limited number of teaching activities.
You participate in the provision of academic services: you represent the research group both internally and externally, help to coordinate service projects, and so on.

Profile

You hold a PhD degree related to mathematical modeling in immunology (or epidemiology) (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work).
Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
You are flexible and a team player.
You can speak and write fluently in English and are also willing to learn to express yourself in Dutch.

Must have skills
Programming (C++, Matlab, R, …)

Must have insights (by prior education, training, …)
Differential equation modeling

Good to have
Experience with supercomputing and individual-based modeling
Experience with T-cells (either experimental or computational)
Experience with advanced statistics such as longitudinal modeling (mixed models etc)

The offer

the institute offers a full-time appointment as a postdoctoral scholarship holder for a period of 1 year (renewable afterwards);
The planned start date is 1st of July 2021 or as soon as possible after that date.
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for postdoctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff
You will do most of your work at the Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.

Institution/Organisation:
University of Antwerp
Application deadline:
Open until filled
Post-doctoral Research Associate in epitope discovery in Cancer immunobiology

This post is made available through a Cancer Research UK – Programme Foundation Award. Dr Michele Mishto (Dep. of Immunobiology & CIBCI) is lead investigator of a project entitled “Identification of tumour-specific spliced epitopes to target large cohorts of cancer patients by immunotherapy”. The project is funded by Cancer Research UK (programme Foundation Award) for 6 years, beginning in 2021.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead, under the supervision of Dr Mishto, a programme of research and to be involved in other projects focused on immune response in disease.

The leading project’s aims are:
(i) discovery unconventional (mutated) epitopes relevant in anti-cancer immunotherapy.
(ii) to isolate CD8+ T cell clones specific for HLA-I-restricted spliced neoepitopes carrying recurrent driver mutations in melanoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma;
(ii) isolate and clone their TCRs and use them to investigate the epitope generation in cancer cells;
Detailed knowledge of applied cellular and molecular biology and immunobiology, biochemistry, and cloning techniques would be highly advantageous. 
The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with national and international collaborators with a broad expertise, which varies from computational biology to clinics. This post will be located in the Guy’s Campus, King’s College London and the Francis Crick Institute.

Institution/Organisation:
King's College London & The Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline:
Research Technician, Allergic Airway Disease

This post has been created as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust at Imperial College to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling. This grant will combine well established mouse models developed in the lab together with machine learning tools and imaging techniques to understand the mechanisms underlying tissue remodelling versus repair during severe asthma.

The post holder will provide a range of technical support to our research programme outlined above. Under the overall direction and supervision of the line manager the post holder will gain experience and apply and extend his/her knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques. In addition to research support, the duties include laboratory administrative responsibilities. The work will involve a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques to evaluate the cells and molecules involved in the development of airway remodelling, as well as in vivo measurement of airway function. The post holder will also be expected to undertake general laboratory duties.

Essential Requirements; 
•    BSc in basic biological sciences or equivalent vocational qualification 
•    Have at least 2 years experience in laboratory-based research
•    Home Office Personal Licence    
•    Practical experience with in vivo mouse models

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Research Associate, Allergic Airway Disease

Two Research Associate positions are available as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust at Imperial College to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling. 

Concomitant with human patient studies, the successful candidates will also make use of our extensively characterised neonatal and adult allergic airway mouse models to determine immune-neuro interactions and asses their impact on disease progression and lung function.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in a related discipline (e.g. Immunology) and be technically proficient at a high level to ensure up to date support for laboratory research. 

These posts will provide the opportunity to develop and drive an independent research project as well as writing up work for presentation and publication. Therefore, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, have excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential. 

They are keen to hear from people with the following expertise and experience.

•    Microscopy – Extensive microscopy and imaging experience (Confocal, widefield, live cell imaging or Hyperion Mass Cytometry) including use of analysis software (Image J, ICY, IMARIS, Volocity, MCD, Cell Profiler). Knowledge or experience of Second Harmonic Generation microscopy would be advantageous.

•    ‘Omics Data Analysis – experience of analysing ‘omics data, and/or knowledge of public bioinformatics resources for biological data interrogation and interpretation.

•    In vivo experience, preferably with PIL A,B and C. 

•    Primary Cell culture

Institution/Organisation:
Imperial College London
Application deadline:
Immunology Sales Specialist

ProImmune is an international life-science company headquartered in Oxford, UK, providing a unique range of products and services in the field of immunology research with their customers including many leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic centres of excellence around the world. They are seeking a highly motivated Immunology Sales Specialist to join our Sales & Marketing team to be responsible for their UK & European territories.

You will:    
•    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 our products and services
•    identify and develop new and existing sales opportunities and respond to customer enquiries
•    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:
•    Preferred: Ph.D. or MSc. in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar subject
•    Required: BSc. in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar subject
•    good understanding of molecular and cellular immunology and protein biochemistry
•    experience in sales or at least a customer-facing role
They are searching for a candidate who has the ability to creatively and proactively identify and develop sales opportunities around projects that often have complex requirements in organisations with multiple stakeholders. In addition, you will demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills, have a self-starting attitude, be able to manage your time effectively and have a natural enthusiasm. Although this position will require moderate travel (up to 30%) it will mainly be office based.

Institution/Organisation:
Proimmune
Application deadline:
Open until filled
Postdoctoral clinical fellows

The Francis Crick Institute are inviting applications from March 2021 for postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians. 

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick 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, their university/hospital trust appointment, or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.

Apply: 

  • Application for the Crick fully funded fellowships (route 1) will open in March 2021.
  • Applications from candidates with funding for their own salary support (route 2) are welcome at any time.

Eligibility:
We are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral clinical fellows who are passionate about research and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.

Applicants should have completed a medical degree, or equivalent clinical professional qualification, and hold, or be about to hold, a research PhD.

Applications are welcome from all medical and surgical specialties.

Programme:
Postdoctoral clinical fellows at the Crick are embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community of more than 1000 scientists carrying out research to improve our understanding of health and disease.

Fellows benefit from clinical academic networking opportunities, and an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, interest group seminars and symposia. They also have access to comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via our science technology platforms, science communication and grant writing.

Institution/Organisation:
The Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline: