Research Fellow in Cancer Immunotherapy

About us

We are seeking a collaborative and self-motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work on an exciting cancer immunotherapy project named NexTGen, as part of the prestigious Cancer Grand Challenge initiative: (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2022/jun/ucl-researchers-receive-ps12m-cancer-grand-challenges )

About the role

The primary duty of the post-holder will be to develop and apply novel tumour models suitable for the testing and selection of engineered T cell therapies. This role forms part of the NexTGen project with overarching aim to deliver effective T cell therapies for childhood solid cancers. The postholder will work on the development and application of novel tumour models suitable for engineered T cell systems selection. Further information about the NexTGen project information is available at: https://www.nex-t-gen.com/ . The role is ideally suited for a creative individual with a strong interest in tumour immunology and cancer immunotherapy, and novel cellular therapy development including clinical translation in a leading academic setting. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in cellular therapy and/or tumour immunology and is expected to have strong skills T cell biology.

The post is for 2 years in first instance with a possibility to extend. The starting salary is contingent on the candidate’s previous experience. This project will build on a strong track record of significant discoveries in the field of tumour immunology at UCL Cancer Institute, and the candidate will benefit from expert training in an exciting and dynamic environment.

About you

Successful candidates must have a PhD awarded in relevant subject area. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £34,502 – £36,348 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Evidence of independence and original contributions to research including first or last author peer-reviewed publications is essential. Previous postdoctoral experience in cancer immunotherapy and experience with R and Python are desirable but not essential.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan On-Site nursery On-site gym Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service Discounted medical insurance

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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