Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom


A great opportunity for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join Francesco Colucci's lab, as part of a Research Programme funded by a Wellcome Joint Investigator Award to the Colucci and the Moffett labs.

One challenge in modern immunology is to work out the function of tissue lymphocytes. We have identified subgroups of decidual NK and related Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) in both mice and humans, and now seek to appoint a Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate to determine the functions of uterine resident lymphocytes in reproduction.

You will have access to human samples, transgenic mice lacking specific subsets of ILCs, infection models, cytometry, RNA-sequencing, 3D-micro-CT imaging to study fetal organ development, and other, conventional methods.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 15 March 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 3 September 2019

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Please quote reference RI20030 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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