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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 Research Fellowship in Immunology

A postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available In Prof Kingston Mills’ research group at Trinity College Dublin to work on ‘Induction and regulation of immune responses in the nose - informing the design of an effective nasal vaccine against Bordetella pertussis

This post is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Frontiers for the Future Award to Prof Kingston Mills.

The Immune Regulation Research Group is located in School of Biochemistry and Immunology, The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. Further details at https://www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry/research/mills/

Candidates should have a PhD in Immunology or a related discipline and prior research experience in cellular immunology (essential) and preferably experience in animal model and/or infectious diseases. 

Appointment will be made on the SFI Postdoctoral Researcher Pay Scale level 2A or 2B, at a point in line with qualifications & experience, and according to Government Pay Policy [€42,782 to €54,966 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point 2 on Level 2B. Fixed Term Contract of 36 months. 

Applications by email to include CV, letter of application and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 2-3 Referees to: kingston.mills@tcd.ie 
 

Institution/Organisation:
Trinity College Dublin
Application deadline:

Research Fellow – Coll Lab

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow.

This postdoc will join the Inflammasome Biology research team led by Dr Rebecca Coll at the Wellcome-Wolfson institute for Experimental Medicine. The position will involve working as part of an MRC-funded research programme that will investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response to ferritin, and how inflammasome activation and ferritin contribute to the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

They are looking for a candidate with a background in immunology, respiratory biology, biochemistry, or cell biology. The candidate should have expertise in techniques such as: culture of primary human cell types (myeloid, epithelial, endothelial), cell lines, and iPSCs; innate immunity/cell signalling assays, flow cytometry, gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.

The post is available on a fixed term contract for 36 months, or available until 30 April 2027, whichever is sooner.

For further information, please get in touch with Dr Rebecca Coll

Institution/Organisation:
Queen's University Belfast
Application deadline:

Events and Corporate Engagement Manager

We are looking to recruit a full-time motivated and talented individual with strong project management skills to lead the delivery of BSI conferences, meetings and events, both virtual and face to face, including the Society’s flagship event, BSI Congress.

This role will support the Director of Events and Training on the strategic development of the BSI’s event programmes to ensure that all events continue to meet the needs of their respective communities to share and promote innovation in immunology, and contribute to growing and maintaining the Society’s profile, reputation, and revenue.

The role also involves the management of the Regional and Affinity Groups and will support of the strategic planning of the Groups' event activity to ensure they are engaging and educational, provide good UK-wide representation and reach, as well as drive revenue opportunities through sponsorship, exhibition and registration.

The role holder will also build and maintain strong relationships with industry stakeholders and corporate members, as well as assist in securing new corporate members through the development and management of the corporate membership offer and drive exhibition and sponsorship sales for all relevant BSI activity.

In addition, the role holder is expected to actively support the Director of Events and Training and the senior team to meet strategic objectives, advising on and developing new partnerships, contributing to revenue growth and diversification, and mitigating risks under their control. 

We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn available two days a week. 

The BSI is committed to achieving a fair and equal working environment, accessible to all and free from discrimination regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, socio-economic background, and any of the other infinite factors that distinguish individuals from one another. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and seek to promote the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion through our organisational values and behaviours. 

We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do apply – we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the full job description and send your CV outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by 9am on Monday 4 March. Interviews will be held in the w/c 11 March.

Institution/Organisation:
British Society for Immunology
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:

UK Parliament Thematic Research Leads 2024

UK Parliament is currently recruiting for eight UKRI-funded Thematic Research Leads. Thematic Research Leads (TRLs) are mid career researchers embedded three days a week in UK Parliament. The purpose of these roles is to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in Parliament (in both the House of Commons and House of Lords) through working to support effective knowledge exchange, collaboration and processes. Each TRL leads on a specific policy area.

UK Parliament is recruiting to eight positions from a broad range of scientific and research disciplines including a Thematic Research Lead on Health.

These part-time roles, funded by UKRI and supported by all of UKRI’s research councils, will be appointed to work with UK Parliament from September 2024 to summer 2026. More information, including role descriptions and application guidance can be found on their website.

An Information Session about the scheme and roles will be held on Wednesday 17 January 2023, 1pm - 2.30pm. Register for the session: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams. A recording of this session will be made available on UK Parliament’s website.

Institution/Organisation:
UK Parliament
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