Research Fellow Clinical and Experimental Sciences

United Kingdom
Feb 27, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Academic Unit of Clinical and Experimental Sciences (CES), Faculty of Medicine

Applications are invited for a full-time Cancer Research UK funded 1 year postdoctoral research position with possible extension for a further 1 year. This exciting project investigates tumour associated lipid antigen presentation by the non-classical MHC like human CD1c molecule. This is an underexplored area of cancer immunology that aims to improve our understanding of basic molecular mechanisms which would enable innovative future immunotherapies for cancer patients. You will use conventional immunological assays as well as unique assays which have been developed in our laboratory. This project is part of a multi-disciplinary group with colleagues in chemistry, biological sciences and medicine. The appointee will be expected to interact closely with these groups to achieve the research goals of the project. 

The ideal candidate will have earned their PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Immunology, cell biology, molecular biology. The successful candidate should have a strong work ethic and a strong interest in immunology. Experience in sterile techniques, T cell culture, ELISA, flow cytometry and cell sorting is desirable. Successful execution of cross-disciplinary research is essential. Knowledge of protein biochemistry techniques such as chromatography are advantageous. Interpersonal and communication skills are essential, along with writing skills.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Academic Unit of Clinical & Experimental Sciences (CES), Dept. of Infection and Immunity.

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Dr Salah Mansour at, tel: 023 8120 6149.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.

If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 977418FC on all correspondence.


The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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