Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.
We are seeking a self-motivated and committed Postdoctoral Researcher to join Professor Powries Mucosal Immunology Group. The aim of the project is to investigate the changes in T cell subsets in the human intestine during disease, particularly the role of regulatory T cells (Treg). You will investigate the role of Tregs in the development, establishment and resolution of chronic inflammatory diseases and whether changes in Tregs can predict efficacy to treatment.
You will be responsible for the development of the research project and plan new studies with other team members, you will also report regularly to the Group Head on scientific activities and any other issues that may influence the optimal running of the project. You will be expected to work independently and to supervise junior members of the lab. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate and actively participate in meetings at group, institute and departmental level.
You must have a PhD or equivalent in immunology, together with experience of and proven research skills in cellular and molecular immunology. Experience of working with human gut samples and characterising T cell subsets and T cell differentiation are essential for this post. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, flow cytometry analysis software and/or statistical programs such as Prism are desirable.
This is a full-time appointment for a fixed-term of 2 years.
Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (eg identity checks).
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 November 2018.