We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Immunology to work on an exciting opportunity as part of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
The post holder will be a lead scientist in providing cellular immunology expertise to a multi-disciplinary team of 15 clinicians and scientists in studying the immunobiology underlying the autoantibody-mediated diseases of the nervous system.
Most work will involve the key skills of lymphocyte culture, flow cytometry, PCR and antibody engineering. Hence, candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry in addition to cellular immunology.
Reporting to Professor Sarosh Irani, your duties will include characterising biological samples from patients with autoantibody-mediated illnesses to isolate and profile antigen-specific cells. Alongside developing innovative methods to characterise monoclonal antibodies derived from our patients.
It is essential that applicants hold a PhD / DPhil in a relevant scientific subject. The qualification can be held (appointed to Grade 7) or submitted for examination/ nearing completion (appointed to Grade 6) by the time of starting the post. It would be advantageous if the candidate has publications in the field of molecular immunology.
The post is full-time for a fixed term of 3 years in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Tuesday 18th May will be considered.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.