University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Research Fellow in Translational Immunology

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow in Translational Immunology Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton General Hospital Salary: £41,732 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2025 Closing Date: Monday 10 June 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2719324CM

Exploiting the innate and adaptive immune interface for effective cancer therapy (Cancer Research UK)

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher to join a programme of research led by Professor Sean Lim at the University of Southampton. The successful candidate will join the Southampton Antibody and Vaccine Group in the Faculty of Medicine, comprising basic scientists and clinicians, providing a rich environment for exciting professional and personal development.

Supported by Cancer Research UK, this translational research project aims to understand how T-cell agonistic antibodies mediate their anti-tumour function, and how they can be combined to promote effective cancer immunotherapy. The overall aim is to gain sufficient understanding to select the best antibody candidates for translation into clinical testing.

You will need to be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and must have

  • a PhD or be close to completion of a PhD in immunology or a related life science subject,
  • a strong interest and knowledge of innate and adaptive immunity, and
  • research experience in standard cell biology and immunology techniques (cell culture, flow cytometry, immunological functional assays).
  • Experience in single cell transcriptomics and systems biology approaches are also desirable.
  • Fixed term until end of March 2025, with potential to extend to a 2-year contract thereafter.

    About us:

    The lab is embedded within the Antibody and Vaccine Group, itself formed by 6 group leaders, who work closely to form a highly collaborative, inclusive and supportive working environment. The Group has worked on monoclonal antibodies for over 25 years, providing ideas, new reagents, mechanistic understanding and translating these findings into treatments for patients.

    All informal queries are welcomed and should be directed to Prof Sean Lim ([email protected])

    For more details on the Centre and Dr Lim's work, visit the sites below:

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    Applications 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 completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistan t will be given.

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  • As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

    Apply by 11.59pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    Research Fellow in Translational Immunology


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2024

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    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

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