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Research Associate: Immunology

Hull York Medical School
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 - 39,609 per year
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Role Description

We are seeking an experienced immunologist to work on an exciting program of research on the immunology and immunopathology of visceral leishmaniasis and post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust for two years, the post provides an exciting opportunity to explore the role of myeloid cells and T cells in regulating inflammation and to explore new approaches to the development of an animal model for PKDL.

Key responsibilities will be to develop, validate and apply techniques in immunology / molecular pathology, conducting research using appropriate in vitro models, animal models or human tissues that increase our understanding of myeloid and T cell function in leishmaniasis. 

You will use state of the art techniques in cellular immunology as well as highly multiplexed immunohistology, transcriptomics and image analysis to understand local immune responses.

You will contribute to and/or lead on the preparation of manuscripts for publication, attend and contribute to relevant meetings in the field, and assist in the preparation of bids for external research funding.  You will work collaboratively within a team and contribute to the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research projects.

You will have a PhD in Immunology or related discipline, with an excellent record of publication.  You will have experience in appropriate techniques in immunology / molecular pathology and be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge of myeloid and T cell biology / inflammation.  Experience in animal models of infection would be advantageous.   Candidates will be required to hold a Home Office personal licence.

This full time post is available immediately, with funding for two years.

If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Professor Paul Kaye (; + 44 (0)1904 328840).


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