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Research Fellow in immunological biophysics

UCL - London Centre for Nanotechnology

Location: London
Salary: £36,028 to £43,533 Per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th December 2020
Closes: 18th January 2021
Job Ref: 1873780

We are recruiting for the position of a postdoctoral research associate on a project funded by the UK Medical Research Council, to be carried out in Prof. Bart Hoogenboom’s biophysics research group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in close collaboration with Dr. Ilia Voskoboinik’s cancer cell biology lab at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The aim of the project is to explore how physical membrane properties can help cancer cells to evade the immune system and create resistance against cancer immunotherapies. To this end, the postdoc will develop and carry out advanced atomic force and fluorescence microscopy experiments to study membrane-based resistance against immune proteins in model membrane systems and live cancer cells.

Duration of the position is funded for up to 3 years in the first instance. This includes the possibility of research visits in Melbourne.

Successful applicants are expected to have a PhD in biophysics or related discipline, have experience in carrying out internationally outstanding biophysics research, as demonstrated by a scientific publication track record in highly regarded international journals, have experience with advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, and quite generally have a demonstrated ability for creative and original research of the highest impact.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542.-£33,257. per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley,, at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Bart Hoogenboom, email

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

Interview Date: W/C 8 February 2021

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