Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral position in molecular biology. Applications are invited up to November 24, 2019.

We are looking for a Research Associate to join Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy’s research group in the Department of Surgery based on the Biomedical Campus.

The position would develop research centered on the immune response to cellular therapies derived from pluripotent stem cells. In particular, human hepatocyte cellular therapies will be studied using mice that have been reconstituted with human immune cells (‘humanised’ mice). This project is part of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, which is an interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of using human pluripotent stem cells as therapies in clinical practice. https://www.ukrmp.org.uk

This research aims to understand the in vivo function and immunogenicity of regenerative cellular therapies after transplantation. The post-holder would be expected to participate in a range of closely related research projects conducted in the Saeb-Parsy group, including development of novel models of ‘humanised’ mice, immunological characterisation of normal adult cells and tumour cells, regenerative cellular therapies, as well as the safety and efficacy of cancer immunotherapies. The research projects complement one another and require collaborative work between lab members, who include other Research Associates, Research Assistants and PhD students. https://www.saeb-parsy.group.cam.ac.uk

Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant, specialist subject area, such as immunology, cell biology or molecular biology.

The post is funded by an award from the MRC as part of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform collaborative award.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 2nd December 2019.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: November 24, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/y58f63xg

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