|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 per annum. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||21st April 2023|
Location: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, University of Oxford
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Molecular Immunology group. The main interest of the laboratory is to understand how bacteria are recognised and controlled by the mucosal immune system. In the laboratory we extensively use and develop bacterial flow cytometry, molecular genetics, and novel vaccination strategies to probe the major determinants of immunogenicity at mucosal surfaces, as well as the function of induced immune responses. We collaborate internationally to accelerate fundamental progress in mucosal immunology, as well as to bring relevant discoveries into clinical practice. The group places a strong focus on both personal and scientific development of our group members. We believe that training the next generation of diverse and inclusive scientific leaders is equally important as our major scientific progress.
You should hold a PhD/DPhil in biological sciences and will manage your own research project independently. You should have strong organisational skills and proven ability to communicate experimental data effectively to scientists from a range of disciplines.
The post-holder will primarily be involved in developing tools to track and quantify bacterial sampling by the mucosal immune system. Experience in flow cytometry, immune cell cultivation, mouse handling and bacterial genetics is desirable. An ability to work collaboratively across the disciplines of immunology, microbiology and synthetic biology would also be an advantage. Enthusiasm to creatively think “outside of the box” is essential. This is an ideal post for a candidate looking for a steppingstone to independent PI positions.
The post available as a fixed-term contract for 2 years. If you are interested in this position, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply below. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is midday on 21 April 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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