University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist – Tumour immunology

United Kingdom

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Senior Postdoctoral Scientist – Tumour immunology

Oxford Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

The Van den Eynde group at the Oxford Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, is seeking an experienced Senior Postdoctoral Scientist to join the research programme developing new cancer vaccines based on a recombinant virus platform and combination therapies for effective cancer treatment.

You will participate in the Ludwig funded research programme led by Prof Benoit Van den Eynde, to understand the interplay between tumours and the immune system and to develop next-generation cancer vaccines. You will be responsible for training junior staff in cellular immunology and in vivo work, and you will supervise junior staff in the professor's absence. You will operate laboratory equipment used for all aspects of cell/molecular biology/biochemistry, and be responsible for good laboratory practice, including the use of electronic lab notebooks. In addition, you will assist in dissemination of findings of the research group by authorship of manuscripts, presentation of results at meetings, and contribution to the group website.

It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil in Molecular Biology/Immunology or other related subject, and have relevant postdoctoral experience. You will have experience with immunology and standard recombinant DNA, and you will also be experienced in immunology techniques, including flow cytometry for the evaluation of T cell responses to antigens. Additionally, experience in tumour immunology and experience with in vivo handling are essential. You will have a strong and active publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by Ludwig.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 22 April 2024 will be considered. Please quote 171902 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 171902 Contact Phone : 01865 287775 Closing Date & Time : 22-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 with a discretionary range to £59,421 p.a.

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Senior Postdoctoral Scientist – Tumour immunology


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 22, 2024

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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