Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

One challenge in modern immunology is to work out the function of tissue lymphocytes. We have identified subgroups of decidual NK and related Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) in both mice and humans. We now seek to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to determine the function of uterine resident lymphocytes in reproduction. A strong background in immunology, and preferentially with tissue lymphocytes, is required.

The Colucci lab is funded by a Wellcome Investigator Award and is composed of 3 PhD Students, a Research Assistant and is supported by a Laboratory Manager. We collaborate with the Pathology Department, and within the Centre for Trophoblast Research, with a Team of Bioinformaticians. You will have access to transgenic mice lacking specific subsets of ILCs, infection models, cytometry, RNA-sequencing, 3D-micro-CT imaging to study fetal organ development, and other, conventional methods.

A list of publications from the lab can be found at:

For more information contact: Francesco Colucci at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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Closing Date: 31st January 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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