PDRA in Innate Immunity

University of York
June 13, 2024
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PDRA in Innate Immunity




£36,024 - £38,205 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York or Hull

Interview date

5 July 2024

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  • Role Description Department of Biology

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in innate immunity


    Applications are open for a postdoctoral research associate position (36 months) to perform lab-based research on inflammasomes function in human innate lymphoid cells in response to bacterial infections in Dr Dave Boucher research group (www. boucherlab.org). The project is based within the department of Biology and the York Biomedical Research Institute. The project is funded by a New Investigator Grant from the Medical Research Council.

    Through the project, the PDRA will study the role of inflammatory caspases and the inflammasome pathway in controlling responses to infections in humans. The PDRA will build on strong preliminary data and use a combination of molecular techniques (e.g., western blot, cloning), cellular immunology (e.g., flow cytometry, Elisa), proteomics and high resolution microscopy. The candidate's professional development will be supported by strong mentoring and through access to various technical and professional training and conferences throughout the position. The candidate will evolve in a supportive, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment in immunology and haematology.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    We are looking for a candidate with skills in immunology and cellular biology.

  • A PhD in a relevant area (e.g., Immunology, Cellular Biology, or Biochemistry)
  • Experience with purification and handling of primary immune cells from human blood
  • Experience in handling and working with primary human innate lymphoid cells is desirable
  • Experience in cell culture and gene editing (desirable)
  • Experience performing and/or analysing proteomic experiments
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry is desirable.
  • Highly developed communication skills, attention to detail and commitment to high quality
  • Positive attitude to colleagues and students and a willingness to work proactively
  • Commitment to personal development and values of equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • The role is available on a fixed term basis for up to 36 months.

    Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Dave Boucher, email [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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