2013 Research Associate Position in Immune Cell Biology at University College London in UK

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BBSRC funded a postdoctoral research position available within UCL’s newly founded Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at the Royal Free Campus. The Postdoctoral Research associate position is offered in Immune Cell Biology. Applicant applying for the position should have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in immunology or cell biology and a proven track record of publishing papers in high impact peer reviewed journals.

Study Subject(s): Research Position is provided in Immune Cell Biology.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing postdoctoral research at University College London, UK.
Scholarship Provider: BBSRC and University College London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in immunology or cell biology and a proven track record of publishing papers in high impact peer reviewed journals. Experience of cell biology, preferably in the field of protein trafficking, endocytosis and vesicle formation is highly desirable; experience of confocal microscopy and molecular biology is essential.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The UK students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description:University College London A postdoctoral research position is available within UCL’s newly founded Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at the Royal Free Campus. The post is based within the laboratory of Professor David Sansom and is funded by the BBSRC. Work within the Institute aims to translate advances in basic immunology into improved diagnosis and therapy. As such, its close link to the Royal Free Hospital provides an excellent interface between basic and clinical science. UCL has been graded one of the top 5 universities worldwide by the Times Higher education supplement (world university rankings). The project will involve the study mechanisms of immune tolerance involving the protein CTLA-4. CTLA-4 is a critical regulator of the T cell immune response whose absence leads to fatal autoimmunity. We have recently identified a novel molecular mechanism for CTLA-4 function which involves capture and transfer of its ligands from opposing cells This process of trans-endocytosis represents a novel cell biology mechanism at the heart of immune regulation (Qureshi et.al., Science 332:600, 2011). This post therefore represents an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished cell biologist to study novel endocytic processes whose function can be tested within the cellular immune response.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Duration of Awards: The post is initially funded for 30 months.

What does it cover? £32,375 – £39,132 is offered as a stipend.

How to Apply: To apply for the vacancy please click here.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted till April 1, 2013.

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