Closing Date: 15 March 2021
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Division of Infection & Immunity at University College London in Dr Gillian Tomlinson’s laboratory.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual interested in integrating cutting-edge human and zebrafish models to study the immunopathogenesis of tuberculosis. The post is funded by a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship entitled “Tuning the immune response in tuberculosis”, and combines a human experimental tuberculosis challenge model with studies using Mycobacterium marinum infection of zebrafish to identify and validate host factors that calibrate a favourable immune response in tuberculosis.
The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Gillian Tomlinson based in the Cruciform Building at UCL. Dr Tomlinson works within Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi’s and Professor Benny Chain’s group’s which study host immune responses to infectious diseases at genome‑wide level with a particular focus on tuberculosis (www.innate2adaptive.com). The zebrafish work will be supported by the fully managed world class research aquarium at UCL.
The post is available until 1st March 2020, subject to satisfactory probationary and annual appraisals. There is an established track record for department post-doctoral staff gaining personal fellowships. Independently minded and talented investigators will be encouraged and supported in seeking such fellowship support.
Applicants must have an MSc (or equivalent degree) and/or a PhD (or equivalent degree) in a relevant subject.
Candidates must have experience of working with zebrafish including microinjection and in vivo imaging.
Evidence of significant scientific contribution including publications and presentations at conferences is also essential.
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