Job offer in england Research Fellow Immunology and Thymus Biology at University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham – College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

FullTime, Fixed Term for 12 months

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral research scientist in the T-cell Development laboratory, in the Institute of Immunology and Immunolotherapy, University of Birmingham. The focus of the research project is to examine how CD1d-restricted iNKT-cells develop intrathymically and how they regulate the formation of functional thymic microenvironments.

The successful candidate will hold a First degree in a biological discipline along with a PhD in T-cell immunology. Extensive experience of in vitro experimental models of thymus development and function eg fetal thymus organ culture, reaggregate thymus organ culture, embryo microdissection, isolation and sorting of thymic epithelial cells. Multicolour confocal microscopy analysis of thymus tissue is essential along with extensive experience of in vivo experimental models of thymus development and function eg thymus kidney capsule transplantation, bone marrow chimaera construction, measuring thymus ouput via intrathymic injection, Rag2GFP analysis.

Candidates will also be expected to have experience of managing of animal breeding and colonies via ‘Armis’ platform and high level analytical capability.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

Closing date: 1st August 2017

Reference:  57096

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