|Placed On:||6th December 2021|
|Closes:||4th February 2022|
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Fixed Term (4 years), Full time
Our group is interested in host and pathogen interactions in tuberculosis with a focus on innate immunity and phagocytosis. We are interested in understanding how M. tuberculosis survive within host cells and the mechanisms that host cells use to eliminate intracellular M. tuberculosis.
In our lab, we study how host cells environments dictate intracellular bacteria replication or control and how antibacterial chemotherapies impact efficacy. We are interested in developing new technologies to dissect the complex dynamics of mycobacterial infection across scales ranging from single bacteria, single host cells, 3D in vitro models to infected hosts. We have developed new imaging technologies to visualise the interface between the host and the pathogen.
Postdoctoral Training Fellows are expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and guide PhD students in their research. The ability to work in a team is essential.
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.
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