Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Single Cell Analysis of Adaptive Immunity

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Single Cell Analysis of Adaptive Immunity within Adaptive Immunity Group led by Dr Rachael Bashford-Rogers based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.


You will be a member of a research group and involved in an exciting research programme with responsibility for characterising the effect of genetic and environmental variation on B and T cell fate in health and disease using single cell transcriptomics across a range of diseases and tissues in patients, determining changes associated with genetic, environmental factors, and different therapeutic approaches. You will be developing and applying novel single-cell experimental and computational approaches to clinical samples, and will be working in partnership with a global network of clinicians, immunologists and sample cohorts.


You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or, in exceptional cases, expected to obtain soon) and prior research skills in molecular biology including isolating, staining and FACS sorting primary human cells or tissues. You will preferably have prior experience performing RNA-seq (library preparation and next generation sequencing) for bulk or single cells; prior experience in developing or using single cell or in vitro functional assays; expertise in human immunology - investigating immunological or genetic pathophysiological mechanisms underlying immune-mediated diseases. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. You will have demonstrable ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project from initiation to completion, including assisting the work of junior researchers and technicians, and managing resources effectively.


The position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by the Department.


Please quote ref. 139056 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 20 February 2019 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139056

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