|Salary:||£43,093 to £50,834 plus benefits. per annum|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||27th April 2023|
Location: Hammersmith Campus
In this post you will work on an exciting research project investigating neutrophil heterogeneity in ANCA associated vasculitis (AAV). AAV are a group of systemic autoimmune diseases in which neutrophils are both target of the autoantibody and mediators of vascular injury. Neutrophils are classically thought to be a homogenous short-lived population with limited transcriptional activity. However recent studies have led to increasing appreciation of neutrophil heterogeneity in health and disease, including the presence of low-density granulocyte, first described in SLE and since recognised in several inflammatory and immune conditions, including AAV. The aim of our research is to understand how functional and biophysical differences in neutrophil subsets contribute to disease pathogenesis and differing clinical phenotypes, organ tropism, and treatment response in AAV.
We are seeking a candidate with strong immunological interest and knowledge and experience in experimental immunology. We expect you to be able to plan and perform in vitro cultures and stimulation experiments using human blood samples and perform flow cytometry and scRNA-sequencing experiments. Prior experience of bioinformatics and computational biology would be advantageous.
To join our lab you should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate. You should hold a PhD in immunology or other relevant disciplines. You will be joining a collaborative research environment with several other basic and translational immunology research groups. We expect that you will have strong organisational and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Duties and responsibilities
You will take initiative in the planning and execution of your research with appropriate supervision and will be responsible for independently running experiments and day-to-day project management and development. The project will involve a high degree of teamwork, interdisciplinary research, and flexibility in developing and managing complex experimental protocols and data sets.
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This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The position is funded by an MRC Clinican Scientist Fellowship.
Informal enquiries can be made to Maria Prendecki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.
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