The Francis Crick Institute

Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Immunosurveillance – Hayday Laboratory

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Immunosurveillance – Hayday Laboratory

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed-term, 4 years

Full time

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Vacancy ID: 12867

Short summary

Dr Hayday’s laboratory focuses on how defined molecules expressed by epithelial cells regulate the composition and activity of gamma delta T cells at body surfaces in model animals and in humans. His team is responsible for the ‘Lymphoid Stress Surveillance’ hypothesis, whereby tissue-associated T cells recognise and respond rapidly to perturbations of epithelial cells. This under-studied biology is distinguishable from conventional T cell responsiveness by its rapidity and by its capacity to monitor perturbations induced by non-microbial challenges, such as carcinogens or oxidative stress. Although under-explored, this biology appears fundamental, being conserved as far back as jawless (agnathan) vertebrates.

Details of research projects currently being undertaken can be seen at:

Research techniques used in the laboratory include functional genomics, flow cytometry, immunogenetics, tumour biology, and classical techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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