Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in immunology at Imperial College London. The deadline to apply is July 12, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position funded by the John Moulton Charitable Foundation, in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. The title of the research project will be 'Developing novel T cell immunotherapy for autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP)'

You will join a team based in Dr Nichola Cooper's laboratory at Imperial College developing models of autoimmune disease designed to interrogate the T cell contribution to autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP). You will expand this research and test the ability of immune modulators delivered using genetic technology and candidate small molecules.

You will work as part of a successful international consortium using a range of experimental techniques including advanced optical microscopy, molecular and cellular immunology assays, CRISPR-based gene editing, alongside transcriptomic and metabolomic profiling.

Your main duties will include developing primary cell culture and flow cytometry techniques, generating megakaryocytes from CD34+ stem cells, interrogating of T cell activity in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenia using gene expression profiling and functional outputs, and developing AAV vectors to modulate T cells.

You will also assist with general laboratory activities, analysing data, writing reports to research sponsors and support with the publication of findings. You will be expected to ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times and maintain accurate and complete records of all findings. Additionally, you will be involved in presenting finding to colleagues, providing advice to other staff and students.

As part of your development, you will attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary and will develop contacts within the College and the wider community.

The post is available as a full-time position for 20 months with possibility for extension.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 – 37,486 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Nichola Cooper,

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Deadline: July 12, 2019
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