Research Fellow in Immunology Ref: 6820

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: full time hours considered up to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered
(subject to business need).

Contract: fixed term for 3 years
Reference: 6820
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 11 November 2021
Closing date: 16 December 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: January 2022
Expected start date: ASAP
Previous applicants need not apply 

Job description

A three-year fixed term appointment for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The post holder will be responsible to the Chair in Immunology, Professor Florian Kern.

The work will cover two main project areas with large technological overlap, one exploring the effect of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on the vascular system and immunological ageing, the second related to basic T-cell target protein discovery and epitope mapping.

The projects require general experience in immunological laboratory techniques including flow-cytometry, cell culture, cellular activation assays, and molecular biology, however, additional practical knowledge of virological techniques will be of advantage.

The ability to design and conduct experiments independently is essential.

The Chair of Immunology focuses on the role of cellular antigen specific immune responses in infectious diseases and at older ages. The Immunology research group cooperates internationally to maintain the highest level of technology and expertise in this area.

A stimulating and supportive environment is provided.

Please contact Prof. F. Kern ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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