Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Tumour Immunology

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)

We are seeking an exceptional and motivated postdoctoral scientist with experience in immunology to work with Professors Xin Lu and Benoît Van den Eynde to study the interaction between immune cells and tumour cells.

These two research groups are engaged in cutting-edge collaborative projects for which they seek to recruit a skilled postdoctoral scientist to perform innovative research across disciplines.

You will need a PhD degree or equivalent qualification (or be near completion) in molecular biology/immunology and you should have relevant experience in immunology.

Excellent communication and good interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly and supportively as part of a team are essential. You should have well-developed organisation skills and ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities effectively, delivering high quality results. You are expected to be self-motivated, technically competent and capable of working independently in a laboratory. Ability to research complex issues, interpret, analyse, and present scientific data and write factual reports is fundamental and you should have a good publication record in internationally recognised journals.

Ideally, you will have experience in cellular immunology techniques, including ELISpot and flow cytometry for the evaluation of T cell responses to antigens. Skills and experience in standard recombinant DNA techniques and in vivo handling are desirable. Previous experience of supervising and training others would be an advantage.

If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 3 January 2018 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: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132205

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