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  • Posted on: 27th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874431
  • Closes: 24th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Fellow position in the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation in a research team led by Professors Emma Morris and Hans Stauss. The post is funded by a European Union Consortium IMI grant entitled “T2EVOLVE: Accelerating Development and Improving Access to CAR and TCR-engineered T cell therapy”.

Gene engineered T cells provide a transformative novel treatment that has the potential to cure cancer. Multiple new versions of this therapy are being developed for distinct types of cancer. Their introduction into clinical practice requires standardised and validated models to predict safety and efficacy, customised manufacturing and strategies for optimal patient conditioning. The T2EVOLVE consortium brings together scientists and physicians from a number of European Centres to enhance safety and efficacy of T cell engineering.

The post-holder will be expected to perform the highest quality research under the direction of Professor Morris and Stauss, and to work effectively with other members of the laboratory and also with other centres of the EU consortium. The post-holder will design TCR and CAR constructs, generate gene engineered T cells, perform detailed immunological analysis in vitro and in animal models in vivo.

The post is ideal for a motivated postdoctoral scientist who enjoys working as a member of a multidisciplinary team locally and EU-wide.

See https://www.ucl.ac.uk/immunity-transplantation/people/ for further information on the research of Professor Morris and Stauss.

Duration of the position is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The postholder should have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in a relevant subject. The successful candidates must have significant experience in cellular and molecular immunology research. Evidence of scientific contribution including publications and presentation at conferences is also essential. Candidates must have excellent oral and written scientific communications skills, commitment to collaboration in research and to taking a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made by email to Professor Emma Morris at e.morris@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Isabel Lubeiro at i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

24 Feb 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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