4 yr Research Associate in Mucosal Vaccinations (Deadline 07 December 2014)

We seek to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to a project aimed at investigating the mechanisms of mucosal vaccination against tuberculosis in experimental models.

The purpose is to evaluate cellular immune mechanisms and protection, following mucosal delivery of CD8 T cell stimulatory epitope subunit vaccine constructs. This will involve analysis of T cell responses and protection of HLA-transgenic and humanised mice, testing of blood samples from previously sensitized macaques and study of antigen presentation using human cell lines.

The post, attached to Professor J. Ivanyi (juraj.ivanyi@kcl.ac.uk) will be based in the Mucosal and Salivary Biology Division, at the Guy’s Hospital Campus of King’s College London. We are looking for an individually motivated scientist to interact creatively with a number of collaborating teams within and outside Guy’s-KCL. PhD qualified candidates should have knowledge and experience (i.e. publications) in the subject and methodologies of cellular and molecular immunology with reference to microbial infections in animal experimental models.

Closing date: 07 December 2014

  • Reference: THW/14/059639/415
  • Salary Details: £32,277 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,323 London Weighting
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term for a period of four years
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • Equality of opportunity is College policy.

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