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Research Associate in Cellular Immunology

University of Sheffield - Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st July 2019
Closes: 31st July 2019
Job Ref: UOS023101

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31 July 2022.

We are seeking a highly motivated early-career scientist with skills and expertise in cellular immunology. The post holder will work with Dr Thushan de Silva (Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow) and Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones (Florey Professor of Infection and Immunity) in immunological studies looking at immune responses to infections and vaccines, with a particular focus on pathogens of global health importance (including HIV, CMV and influenza A). You must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in immunology (or have equivalent experience). The successful candidate will also have an excellent academic track record and considerable experience of immunological techniques, including functional assays and multiparameter flow cytometry: they will develop their own projects as well as provide training and guidance to students and visitors (including from amongst our overseas collaborators) in the laboratory. There would also be opportunities to spend short visits with our collaborators overseas.

This is a fixed term role available until 31 July 2022.

The Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular disease is a world-leading centre for infection, immunity, imaging & cardiovascular research, which aims to identify fundamental mechanisms leading to human disease and develop novel strategies for treatment.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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