Research Fellow in Cancer Immunology
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
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
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
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.
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.
Job Description and Person Specification
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will
not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.