Research Fellow in Neuroimmunology

University of Southampton - Biomedicine

We are looking for a Research Fellow to study the role of inflammation in age related macular degeneration (AMD). Experience in neuroscience, particularly with regard to the retina, and inflammation biology is desirable.

Be a part of the University of Southampton, one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities with an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The University of Southampton and Biological Sciences both hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Biological Sciences is able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time role and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the common cause of blindness in the elderly. Clinical and experimental studies have shown evidence for a key role of the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of this disease. This inflammatory response is largely characterised by complement activation, causing damage to retinal blood vessel, epithelial cells and photoreceptors. In this study we aim to investigate antibody mediated inflammation in experimental models and human tissue from AMD patients and if Fc receptors play a critical role in the underlying pathology. The results of this project may provide insight into the pathogenesis of AMD and could lead to novel or optimized therapeutic strategies by modulation of antibody- mediated inflammation. 

For informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Professor Jessica Teeling, j.teeling@soton.ac.uk

This post is suitable for biomedical scientist with a strong background in neuroscience and inflammation and is available now.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 901917BJ on all correspondence.

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

Further details:

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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