Research Associate in Cancer ImmunotherapyDivision of Infection and Immunity



    Vacancy Number: 14925BR

    Research Associate in Cancer Immunotherapy
    Division of Infection and Immunity
    School of Medicine
    College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

    A Research Associate position is available in the group of Professor Andrew Sewell (Division of Infection & Immunity and Systems Immunity Research Institute, The School of Medicine). The Sewell group are part of a multicentre international consortium that was recently awarded £20M by Cancer Research UK and National Institute of Health to tackle childhood cancer: https://cancergrandchallenges.org/teams/nextgen

    At Cardiff University the work is mainly focussed on new surface targets on these childhood cancer types. The successful applicant will have extensive experience of tissue culture methods, molecular biology and viral modification of cells. They must show a willingness to develop skills and to supervise a team working towards specific project goals. Excellent communication skills, time management and self-motivation will be essential for this role. They will join the wider team in the UK and USA and will be expected to attend face-to-face meetings with this team in both locations. We have recently described several ways in which T-cells can see many different cancers regardless of patient genetic background (see: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-019-0578-8 for example). We have other T-cells that recognise cancer via other non-HLA ligands. A major goal of the Cancer Grand Challenge work will be to find which ligands are best for recognition of different childhood cancers and then characterise these cancer-specific markers. The wider NexTGen Cancer Grand Challenge team plan to take findings to clinic as CAR-T and/or TCR-T therapies during the lifetime of the Cancer Grand Challenge Award so this opportunity will expose the successful applicant to the whole range of activities from bench to bedside.

    Further details about the T-cell Modulation group can be found at https://www.tcells.org/

    This is a full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and fixed term until 31st May 2025.

    Salary: £35,333 - £42,155 per annum (Grade 6).

    Date advert posted: Friday, 2 September 2022

    Closing date: Friday, 14 October 2022

    Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

    Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

    “Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment


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