Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

October 05 2018
Organization Type
All Industry

Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of Medicine

Salary: £40,792-£51,630

Reference: RC16890

Closing date: 28 October 2018

Advert text:

*Appointment at Senior Research Associate level is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine*

We are seeking an experienced Post-doctoral Scientist to develop a state of the art immunology service focussed on monitoring human immunity.

The post holder will specifically be responsible for:

- Developing and validating novel methods related to the monitoring of human immunity.

- Applying and adapting existing methods in support of local, national and international collaborators.

- Establishing a knowledge hub for the analysis of the human response to immune challenge, from experimental design to data processing and integration.

The post-holder will be expected to: undertake research, with a focus on method development, within the overall aims of the Phenotyping Hub, and as part of the research team forming around the re-established Professorship of Experimental Medicine; keep up to date with developments in the field, and present scientific findings through seminars, conferences and publications.

The Department of Medicine is one of the largest in the University, comprising 12 Divisions, each involved in research related to human disease. Principal investigators are a mix of clinical and non-clinical scientists. The Department has a total of about 560 staff (including 27 Professors) and holds research grants totalling in excess of £145m (annual expenditure around £30 million). The Department operates from numerous sites around the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus and is expanding in size and scope. Two current key projects are the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID), to open in 2018, and the Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI), which is in the planning phase.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant field and have extensive research experience.

Informal enquiries regarding this position are strongly encouraged and should be made to the Director of Operations Anna Petrunkina Harrison (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Closing date: 28th October 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference RC16890 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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