Research Associate in Immunology
University of Cambridge Department of Pathology
United Kingdom

An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the group of Dr. Naomi McGovern at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Cambridge. Our research seeks to understand the properties of human macrophage and dendritic cell populations in health and disease. We use a combination of techniques, including multi-parameter flow cytometry, CyTOF, single-RNA sequencing, confocal microscopy and cellular functional assays. The project will involve the processing of human placental samples to isolate and characterise cells of interest, in particular macrophage populations. Your project will be focused on describing the response of placental cells to microbes that can cause congenital infection, such as Listeria monocytogenes and human cytomegalovirus. We are looking for a motivated and skilled individual who will thrive in a highly collaborative and supportive research group.

Requirements: A PhD in biological sciences awarded by commencement of the position The candidate must be willing to work with human clinical samples. As the research involves clinical samples, the candidate must be able to work flexible hours, including late into the evening and weekends. Prior experience in at least one of the following is required: placental biology, immunology, bioinformatics or flow cytometry.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal enquires can be made to Dr. Naomi McGovern at

Please quote reference PK23098 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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