|Salary:||£38,308 to £46,155|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in UCL’s Institute of Immunity & Transplantation in the laboratory of Professor Pavel Tolar. The research will be based in the new Pears Building at the Royal Free Hospital campus.
The Tolar lab studies B-cell immunity. More information about the research in the Tolar lab can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/infection-immunity/people/dr-pavel-tolar and on Twitter @TolarLab.
The Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is a world-leading centre of excellence for research into the immune system and for improving disease diagnosis and therapy. Located in the brand-new Pears building, the Institute offers outstanding research facilities for mechanistic immunology, including modern laboratory space, state-of-the-art flow cytometry, imaging and sequencing platforms, and animal units at the Royal Free campus. Further information about the Institute can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/immunity-transplantation.
About the role
Two posts are available to work on a project focusing on germinal centre responses to vaccine antigens. The postholders will investigate the role of the spatial organisation of follicular dendritic cells in retaining antigens and presenting them to germinal centre B cells. The project will use recently developed mouse models coupled with imaging, molecular, biophysical and computational methods. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a background in immunology, cell biology or biophysics interested in joining an exciting and dynamic research environment.
The positions are available from April 1st, 2023 and are funded for three years in the first instance with a possibility of extension up to five years.
If you have queries about this vacancy, please contact Prof Pavel Tolar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in immunology, biomedical sciences, or similar and have an outstanding research track record with excellent knowledge of immunology, genetics or cell biology. Competency in modern techniques of molecular biology and immunology is essential, and experience with mouse models and single-cell sequencing is welcome.
Note: Appointment at grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, the initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B, with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
Application is by CV and a cover letter.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
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