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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. For more information about the vacancies, please click on the links below. You may also find it helpful to have a look at our funding opportunities page.

Current vacancies

Postdoctoral Fellow - Downward Lab

Julian Downward’s laboratory (Oncogene Biology) investigates the mechanisms by which mutant oncogenes drive the formation of tumours and how understanding this better can promote more effective approaches to treating cancer in the clinic. They particularly focus on the RAS family of oncogenes, which are the most frequently mutated oncogenic drivers in human cancer. 

The first drugs targeting the KRAS protein, sotorasib and adagrasib, have recently been approved for clinical use in lung cancer, but their effectiveness is limited due to the rapid development of drug resistance. They are interested in exploring the interplay between RAS oncogene signaling and the control of the tumour immune microenvironment (TiME) with the aim of improving therapies for RAS mutant tumours. 

They are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral research fellow with experience in tumour immunology to join the group.

Salary: from £43,210 with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Institution/Organisation:
The Francis Crick Institute
Application deadline:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immuno-Oncology

There is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immuno-Oncology join the research group of Dr David Withers, who is joining the Oxford Centre for Immuno-Oncology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. The Withers Lab has an established track record investigating the regulation of adaptive immune responses in vivo, pioneering novel models to support mechanistic insight.

The position is part of a newly awarded Cancer Research UK Discovery Research Programme, focused on deciphering tissue-specific mechanisms that impede the anti-tumour T cell response in colorectal cancer.

This project will investigate how the immune landscape of primary and metastatic colorectal cancer is altered by targeting mechanisms that suppress the T cell response, such as TGFb. Specifically, the research will focus on whether defects in innate cell support undermine the anti-tumour T cell response in primary disease. Understanding how this then feeds into the impaired control of metastatic disease is the secondary objective.

The appointed researcher will be responsible for helping set up the Withers Lab in the Oxford Centre for Immuno-Oncology and developing the research programme.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 4 years and is funded by CRUK.

Salary: Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum

Institution/Organisation:
University of Oxford
Application deadline:

Editor-in-Chief, Clinical & Experimental Immunology

We are seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for our leading international journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

Responsible for the overall content, editorial policy, and reputation of the journal, the Editor-in-Chief is supported by six Section Editors, section editorial teams and the BSI’s editorial office. We are looking for someone who can provide visionary leadership, foster a culture of excellence and plan for the journal’s growth.

Established in 1966, Clinical & Experimental Immunology is among the foremost journals in the field of translational immunology, attracting high quality papers from across the world. Articles cover basic and clinical investigations into the immunological basis of a wide range of human pathologies including autoimmunity, inflammatory diseases, primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases, cancer and neuroimmune conditions. Clinical & Experimental Immunology is part of the BSI’s family of journals, which also includes Immunotherapy Advances and Discovery Immunology.

This role is an opportunity to lead a committed editorial team and pave the way for outstanding contributions to the field of translational immunology. It would suit an academic with a strong publishing record in translational or clinical immunology, excellent networking skills and a keen eye for detail. 

The role requires approximately 0.5 to 1 day per week. Please read the job description to find out more. To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org. The deadline for applications is Monday 8 July. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 July and Friday 19 July.

Driven by our values and behaviours, we are a high-performing, ambitious and forward-thinking organisation, who value teamwork and collaboration. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds who are inspired by our values and behaviours. If you have any questions, or if you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please email us at hr@immunology.org.

We request no contact from agencies. Due to the number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the application deadline.

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
Application deadline:

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Research & Teaching Track)

There is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Research & Teaching Track) to lead and undertake world-class research consistent with the research strategy of the School of Infection & Immunity and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. You will build an internationally competitive and externally grant funded research program, publishing high impact research papers, presenting at international meetings, and develop your experience in review and advisory groups and panels.

In addition, you will supervise and teach students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise post-doctoral researchers, contribute to curriculum development, and undertake appropriate administration as requested by the Director of School.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate record of academic achievement and will have attained or be on trajectory to attain an international standing in their specialist area of Immunology.

Further information on The University of Glasgow’s, School of Infection & Immunity: www.gla.ac.uk/schools/infectionimmunity.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor James Brewer, James.Brewer@glasgow.ac.uk.

Salary: Grade 8/9, £48,350 - £56,021/£57,696 - £64,914 per annum

Institution/Organisation:
University of Glasgow
Application deadline:

Call for 10 PhD positions within MSCA funded Doctoral Network IgG4-TREAT

IgG4-TREAT consortium is looking for highly motivated and talented PhD students to contribute to groundbreaking research in the field of IgG4-autoimmune diseases (IgG4-AID). The PhD researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training programme in academic and industry setup.

The consortium invites applications for 10 individual, multidisciplinary research projects aimed to advance understanding of IgG4-AID. Funding for these projects has been provided by the EU under the competitive MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022 programme. The deadline for applications is set for 31 January 2024. The individual projects are set to start between 31 March and 01 September 2024.

The applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria of the MSCA Doctoral Networks Program. The successful candidates will receive funding for 36 months (or 48 months if based in the Netherlands) and will become part of a vibrant network of nine host laboratories with seven associated partners from seven European countries.
For more information on IgG4-TREAT consortium, available positions and specific application requirements please visit the website.

Institution/Organisation:
IgG4-TREAT Doctoral Network
Application deadline:

Tenure-track Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Cell Signalling and Immunology

The University of Dundee invites applications from immunology focused groups to join them at the level of tenure-track Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor (Grade 8-10, dependent on experience) within their Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology, to expand and complement their Immunology research programme. These appointments will form part of a 5 year programme to recruit up to 45 research active Group Leaders/Principal Investigators across a number of disciplines within the School of Life Sciences.

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, high-quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 40 countries worldwide, the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

Successful candidates will be joining the School at an exciting time of significant expansion providing the opportunity to contribute to its future direction. The University is also keen to attract researchers with an aptitude for research leadership.

The University is interested in applications from academics at any stage of their career who will deliver research expertise in Molecular Immunology. They are particularly interested in candidates whose interests focus on cytokine responses, cell signalling, infectious disease, immunometabolism or neuroimmune research within the Molecular Immunology field, but will consider applications from strong candidates from a range of research backgrounds. You will join a team who are proud of their collegiate ethos in research into the fundamental molecular mechanisms which control immune responses.

In addition to the collegiate approach, a particular strength of the School of Life Sciences is the co-operative effort to establish and maintain state of the art technologies used for Immunology research and research-led teaching. These include an SPF animal facility, high-end imaging, spectral flow cytometry, proteomics, genomics, structural biology, cell sorting, and data analysis capabilities. 

Your priorities will include:

  • Producing high-quality 3/4* research outputs in molecular immunology
  • Leading an ambitious research programme, receiving significant research funding, and running a successful research group
  • Contributing your knowledge and expertise by teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 
  • Maintaining and developing the supportive and collegiate research and teaching environment
  • Contributing to divisional and school activities in public engagement and international recruitment

Who they’re looking for:
The two main criteria that all candidates will be assessed against are research excellence and collegiality. Research excellence should be evidenced by research outputs including papers and the ability to secure grant funding, as appropriate for career stage.

  • All candidates should have a PhD in immunology, biochemistry, Life Sciences or a related area
  • Demonstrable excellence in research and credible future research plans
  • Conduct of individual or collaborative research projects
  • Evidence of the ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Dundee is one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine, and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, the main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact, and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, it is close to both the train and bus stations. There are also campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links and there are close links to the James Hutton Institute. 

For further information about this position please contact Prof Simon Arthur at j.s.c.arthur@dundee.ac.uk, or Dr Henry McSorley at hmcsorley001@dundee.ac.uk

For more details, please download the applicant pack. The University welcomes informal enquires and these can be directed to SLS_PI_recruitment@dundee.ac.uk.

Application Requirements
Applicants are asked to apply on the University of Dundee job vacancy site (vacancy UOD966) and upload 3 documents as part of their application:

  • CV
  • 4-page research proposal indicating broad research area/theme
  • 1-page cover letter outlining how your research synergises with and/or extends their existing strengths as well as outlining what skills, attributes and expertise you would bring more broadly to the School (e.g. in teaching, research culture, commercialisation, translation, training etc).

Candidates will be considered in their own right on a rolling basis as applications are received.

The University of Dundee is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse environment. Applications from those that are currently underrepresented in research are particularly encouraged, including black and minority ethnic (BME) and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Dundee