Research Assistant

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Division of Infection and Immunity

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
 
A Research Assistant position is available in the group of Dr Matthias Eberl (Division of Infection & Immunity, The School of Medicine). Research conducted by the team examines immune responses during acute infections, and in particular how unconventional T cells sense and fight bacteria. The work ultimately aims to identify novel pathways and signatures which may be exploited for the design of more effective diagnostic tests.
 
The successful applicant will join a vibrant and well-funded research environment, which includes established investigators, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students. Current activities within the laboratory span bench-to-bedside combining cell culture investigations with observational studies in infected patients and advanced statistical modelling.
 
Your role will involve assisting with isolation and storage of primary cells from whole blood and tissue samples, and their characterization on the phenotypical and functional level, using flow cytometry, ELISA and other appropriate methods. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies.
 
Applicants should have excellent technical, organisational and communication skills, evidence of expertise in immunology, cell biology and/or molecular biology and the ability to fit into, and work effectively within, an existing team of scientists.
 
For further information prospective candidates should contact Dr Matthias Eberl (eberlm@cardiff.ac.uk).
 
This post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term position and is available from 1 February 2018 until 31 March 2019.
 
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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