Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The Halim lab is actively recruiting highly talented and motivated scientists to join a recently established tumour immunology group within the CRUK Cambridge Institute. We are interested in understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells in regulating the immune response to cancer. Our long-term goal is to pharmacologically modulate the function of innate lymphoid cells to polarize the local immune environment towards an anti-cancer phenotype.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the group, you will drive your research project and establish novel in vivo and in vitro models to assess the function of immune cells in cancer as well as study signalling pathways and downstream mechanisms using cutting edge genomic and proteomics approaches.

Candidates must have experience in animal (mouse) experimental procedures, isolation and phenotyping of cell subsets using flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, IF microscopy, and molecular biology. Ideally you have demonstrated creative and independent work in your area of expertise. A strong background in molecular biology will be valued.

Applicants who wish to be considered must display the ability to undertake project management, method development, data collection and analysis. You must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop innovative experimental approaches to answer research questions, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively as part of a team.

The successful candidate must have (or be about to receive) a PhD (or equivalent) in immunology and will be appointed as a grade 7 (£30,175-£38,183) dependent on experience.

About Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has teamed with the University of Cambridge to create the world class Cambridge Institute (CI) situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

The Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and contains new state-of-the-art research facilities. (http://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14685. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 10 September 2017. Interview dates are to be confirmed. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mailbox-hr@cruk.cam.ac.uk

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