Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics to join the Antigen Discovery group, led by Dr Nicola Ternette, at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join a research programme that aims to support efforts to acquire and interrogate immunopeptidomic data from primary human tissue in order to discover, validate and quantify novel cancer-specific (neo) antigens.


You will oversee the generation of proteomic and immunopeptidome datasets from primary tissue samples using LC-MS/MS platforms in the context of cancer. You will be responsible for advanced MS data analysis using existing software packages and integration of other data sources with existing bioinformatics support; as well as keeping accurate records of data and generating written reports. You will agree clear task objectives, organise and delegate work to other members of the group on specialist methodologies or procedures. The role will involve managing an area of a larger research budget, including raising research funds through grant applications.


You will have a PhD in biochemistry/proteomics or a related subject and have a good postdoctoral experience in academia/industry. You will have a strong working knowledge of proteomics methods and an advanced knowledge of immunology and/or cancer pathways, which will be reflected in a publication record. You will have the ability to independently plan and manage a research project, including a research budget and be able to communicate results clearly and effectively.


The position is funded by Ervaxx Ltd. and is fixed-term until 1 December 2020 in the first instance.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


An appointment at Grade 7 (£32,236 ¿ £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267m p.a.) may also be considered for a less experienced candidate with suitable adjustment of the responsibilities.


Please quote ref. 140895 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 20 June 2019 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140895

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