Medical Research Council Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Cancer Sciences

The Cancer Sciences Academic Unit in Southampton is renowned for its leading role in cancer immunotherapy and particularly for DNA vaccines to target cancer. In keeping with our long standing interest we are looking to recruit an experienced T cell immunologist to study CD8 T-cell responses to two recently discovered cancer antigens in HPV negative head and neck cancer patients with the aim to target these antigens with DNA vaccines. The overall purpose is to develop new therapeutic interventions for this currently incurable cancer. 

Previous experience in T-cell immunology as well as DNA vaccines is essential for this post. 

The post is funded by Medical Research Council. 

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Thomas, Dr Savelyeva or Prof. Ottensmeier at;;

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date of Saturday 17 December 2016. If you need any assistance, please call Jennifer Dickson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 809916CM in all correspondence.

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 20 December 2016.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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