Research Assistant

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Division of Infection and Immunity

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
A Grade-5 Research Assistant position is available in the group of Professors Andrew Godkin and Awen Gallimore (Division of Infection & Immunity, The School of Medicine). Research conducted by the team examines the impact of different T cell subsets on the progression of colorectal cancer.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant and well-funded research environment, which includes established investigators, clinicians, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students. Current activities within the laboratory span bench-to-bedside combining investigative model systems with observational studies in patients with cancer, resulting in clinical studies for the testing of new immunotherapeutic interventions.
Specifically, with funding from Cancer Research Wales, the successful applicant will contribute to a project identifying novel tumour antigens, testing for immunogenicity, and potentially exploiting them for the design of more effective cancer immunotherapies. Your role will involve assisting with isolation and storage of primary cells from whole blood and tissue samples, inventory control of laboratory equipment and supplies, running and maintenance of lab equipment (including microscopy and flow cytometry) and associated data curation. You should also be willing to consent and take blood from patients and healthy donors (full training will be provided).
For further information, prospective candidates should contact Professor Awen Gallimore (; Tel: 02920 687012) or visit our website (
This post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term position and is available to 30th September 2019. 

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);
  • Occupational Health (OH)

 Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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