Postdoctoral Researcher in Transplantation Immunology

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

We are looking for an early Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG), based at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience in animal models of transplantation and cellular immunology. The postholder will be expected to play an active role in a project investigating the impact of metabolic changes on immune regulatory mechanisms in the context of transplantation. You will be expected to carry out analysis of research findings, contributing to scientific reports and journal articles, presentation of research findings at internal and external scientific meetings as appropriate.

You will work with minimal day-to-day supervision and will be capable of developing effective approaches to experimental problems as they arise. The successful candidate will become an integrated member of the team, will interact widely with colleagues and be capable of presenting data at laboratory and departmental research meetings. 

You will hold a PhD or equivalent degree and will have a sound knowledge of immunology, together with experience in immunological research including, crucially, proficiency in a mouse heterotopic heart transplantation and mouse skin transplantation. You will also have experience of following and adapting protocols and selecting appropriate experimental methodologies.

This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 1 year.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of the application process you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA636 on all correspondence. 

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 9 November 2016 can be considered. Interviews will be held 25 November 2016.

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