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Research Fellow (Sir Jules Thorn Award)

University of Birmingham - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 with potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th March 2019
Closes: 30th April 2019
Job Ref: 80968

Fixed Term 5 Years  

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic and skilled post-doctoral research fellow to actively participate and contribute to this exciting programme of bench to bedside delivery of regulatory T cell therapy delivery in autoimmune liver disease with Sir Jules Thorn Award.

The programme of research is both basic science and early phase translational regulatory T cell therapy trial delivery from prestigious Sir Jules Thorn Award.

The job will involve working in a multidisciplinary team with clinicians, research nurses (from Birmingham BRC), clinical research fellows, cell therapy team, other post-doctoral scientists, research technician and PhD students/intercalated medical students.

Flexibility of working time is crucial as majority of work evolve around clinical samples (blood and tissue). Great communication skills is an essential component as the programme of research involve multiple collaborators in UK and abroad.

  • To deliver the research programme in autoimmune liver diseases supervised by PI.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding

Person specification

  • PhD in Immunology and understanding/experience in autoimmunity or close to completion.
  • Cell therapy experience is highly desirable
  • GCP certificate
  • Essential to have skills of great communicator and team player, leadership potential
  • Previous experience with CyTOF, 10X gene analysis, TCR/BCR repertoire analysis is highly desirable
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both in basic science and translational aspect
  • Competent in FACS, PCR, immunostaining, cell culture techniques, interpreting results and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Developing new methodology such as machine perfusion
  • Ability to assess resource requirements in the group, purchase and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration process of Institute, Birmingham BRC and Centre for Liver and Gastroenterology Research.

Starting salary is normally in the range Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Closing date: 30 April 2019  Reference:  80968

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