Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics to join a CRUK Centers Network Accelerator Award that has been established between the University of Oxford, the University of Southampton and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, US. The programme aims to understand the processes of tumour recognition by analysing the mutanome, transcriptome and immunopeptidome of Lung cancer, Oesophageal cancer and Melanoma.

In your role as Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics, you will join a research programme that aims to decipher the molecular architecture of immune responses directly in tumour tissue. Your specific project will characterise the immunopeptidomes of individual patients by LC-MS/MS and analyse tumour-specific antigens in larger patient cohorts. Bench science, chromatographic and mass spectrometry workflows will be an integral part of the project.

You will have the ability to work as an independent researcher. You will join the immunopeptidomics team of Dr Nicola Ternette at the Jenner Institute and will work closely with the TDI Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. You will hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) in quantitative biology, biochemistry or a related subject. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of proteomics. A research background in cancer research and/or immunology are a desirable prerequisite for this position.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics role requires a basic knowledge of immunology and/or cancer pathways. The ability to communicate results clearly and effectively and to discuss scientific ideas both within the work environment and the consortium is essential.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The initial appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of additional 2 years funding.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 25 October 2017 will be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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