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Research Fellow

University College London - UCL Infection and Immunity

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 13th September 2019
Job Ref: 1820496

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation in a research team led by Professor Benedict Seddon. The post is funded by a MRC programme grant entitled “Regulation of T cell development and function by TNF induced signalling”. The overall aim of the project is to understand how TNF signalling controls cell death and differentiation pathways in developing and effector T cell populations. The current project will take an interdisciplinary approach combining the use of powerful mouse genetic tools with the aim of translating findings into primary human T cells to characterise these pathways, building on recent studies (see J. Exp. Med. 2016. 213: 1399–1407, Immunity 2019. 50: 348–361.e4). The post-holder will be expected to perform the highest quality research under the direction of the Principal Investigator, and to work effectively with external collaborators involved in the project and other group members.

Prof. Seddon directs an interdisciplinary team, including molecular and cellular immunologists. Key research goals are to gain a greater understanding of how homeostasis and function of different T cell compartments is maintained throughout the life course.

The position is available until March 2022 in the first instance. The position will suit a motivated postdoctoral scientist who wishes to develop their career and pursue opportunities for independent fellowships.

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The postholder should have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in a relevant subject. The successful candidates must have significant experience of working in a research laboratory. Evidence of scientific contribution including publications and presentation at conferences is also essential. Candidates must have excellent oral and written scientific communications skills, commitment to collaboration in research and to taking a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Willingness and flexibility to travel to undertake work in collaborator’s lab in Canada is an essential requirement.

Note: Appointment at grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at the Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922- £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1820496       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made by email to Professor Benedict Seddon at .

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oliver Case by email at

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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