Research Fellow in Cancer Immunology

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

November 8, 2021

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Research Fellow in Cancer Immunology Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton General Hospital Salary: £31,406 to £37,467 per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months Closing Date: Monday 08 November 2021 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 1543321CM

The Antibody and Vaccine Group based in the newly opened Centre for Cancer Immunology in Southampton has a strong track-record in basic and translational immunology. One of its central aims is to develop new and more effective antibody reagents for treating cancer.

An exciting opportunity now presents itself for 2 research fellows to work on a new NIH-funded project to determine how specialized immune cells called macrophages recognize and destroy target cells tagged by antibodies and to understand why they sometimes do not. In collaboration with Dr Adam Hoppe at South Dakota University, USA, the post-holder will leverage expertise in antibody biology, macrophages and CRISPR screening in order to gain new understanding of this critical antibody effector mechanism with the aim of improving cancer treatments.

You will be motivated, possess a PhD or equivalent qualifications and experience in a relevant subject area and ideally have practical laboratory experience of antibody biology, myeloid cells, bioinformatics and in vivo methodology.

The positions are full-time and for 12 months in the first instance with the provision for a subsequent 12 months based upon progress, for a maximum of 4 years in total. Informal queries should be directed to Professor Mark Cragg (msc@soton.ac.uk)

Details about the School of Cancer Sciences and Centre for Cancer Immunology can be found at https:// www. som.soton.ac.uk/research/cancersciences

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www. jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1543321CM on all correspondence.

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