We wish to hire a talented and highly motivated postdoc to investigate the translational implications of mechanisms underlying human tissue T cell immune responses working at the Weatherall institute of Molecular Medicine with Prof. Graham Ogg’s research group.
Graham Ogg’s group is studying lipid-specific T cells in the blood and skin in order to define disease pathogenesis and to identify targets for future therapeutic intervention.
The data will be used to characterise responses to novel antigens, as well as defining the responding T cells and TCR for future therapeutic development, including for inflammatory disease and cancer.
The successful applicant will have extensive experience of T cell immunology, particularly on CD1a related work, with CD1a protein and structural expertise.
The successful candidate will conduct research in a highly collaborative environment of an internationally leading research institute. They will benefit from the institute and wider university expertise in immunology, computational biology, machine-learning and big-data science.
There will be opportunities to develop new models to explain differential responses of T cell populations during homeostasis, inflammation and cancer.
The successful candidate must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience in CD1a protein work and structural analyses and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the skin immunology discipline to work within established research programmes.
What We Offer
• Flexible working
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays)
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
The post is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year .
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.
The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
Only applications received before midday on Friday 11th August can be considered.