Research Associate

University College London - Division of Infection and Immunity

Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Associate position in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity in a research team led by Professor Benny Chain.

The post is funded by a grant from Cancer Research UK entitled "Deciphering intra-tumoural T cell receptor diversity in TRACERx relation to intra tumour heterogeneity and clinical outcomes". The project is a collaboration between Prof Benny Chain, Dr Sergio Quezada and Prof Charles Swanton, with the overall aim of better understanding the protective T Cell response to lung cancer by studying the T cell receptor repertoire. The post-holder will be expected to perform the highest quality research under the direction of the Principal Investigator and to work effectively with other group members and external collaborators. Professor Chain directs a small interdisciplinary team, including mathematicians, computer scientists and molecular immunologists whose overaching goal is to achieve a quantitative understanding of the immune system. Understanding the dynamic structure of the T cell receptor repertoire in health and disease is a particular focus of research. See http://www.innate2adaptive.com for futher information on laboratory interests.

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance.

The post holder should have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in relevant subject. The successful candidate must have significant experience of working in a molecular research laboratory, and must be proactive in using computational tools in analysis of experimental data. Evidence of scientific contribution including publications and presentation at conferences is also essential. Note: Appointment at grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B [salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum] with payment at grade 7 being backdated to the date of the final PhD thesis submission.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For enquiries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor Benny Chain, b.chain@ucl.ac.uk.

For any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Isabel Lubeiro, i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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