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Postdoctoral Training Fellow x3: Immunology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology

The Francis Crick Institute - Treeck Laboratory

Location: London
Salary: From £38,300 subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
Job Ref: R514
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed Term (4 years), Full time

Short summary

3 Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral research posts (in one of immunology, cell biology, and computational biology) in the laboratory of Moritz Treeck (www.treecklab.org) are available. We are looking for highly motivated researchers to investigate the complex interaction of effector proteins that one of the most successful parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, injects into its host cells. Toxoplasma is remarkable for a pathogen, as it is a true generalist that infects any nucleated cell of any warm-blooded animal, including ~30% of the human population. To do that, the parasite secretes effector proteins into the host cells to rewire their normal behaviour in the parasites’ favour, ranging from the cell autonomous immune response within the infected cell to altered cytokine secretion, thus creating a favourable infection environment.

The Project Scope

To perform this work, we are looking for 3 motivated postdocs with a strong interest in infection biology and host-pathogen interaction. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a background in either of the following:

  • Cell biology of the immune cell/host cell.
  • Cellular immunology of the innate immune system.
  • Computational biology

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 08 December 2021.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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