We seek to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to coordinate and develop research activities in immunobiology within the field of chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis). The successful candidate will be expected to lead, under the supervision of Dr Leonie Taams and Professor Andrew Cope, a programme of research funded by NovoNordisk as part of the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative BTCURE, whose principal aim is to investigate aberrant pathways of adaptive immunity in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A particular focus will be to understand the molecular mechanisms for defective immune regulation in RA.
The post will be based in the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation (CMCBI), within the Division of Immunology, Infection & Inflammatory Disease (DIIID). CMCBI is located on the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, in New Hunt’s House, in 1200 sq metres of laboratories which have recently been refurbished. The mission of CMCBI is to establish a world-leading research centre of excellence in inflammation biology. The Centre explores new avenues in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of inflammation and its associated pathologies, developing and exploiting cutting edge models and tools, both experimental and computational.
The post holder will be expected to have independent research experience and a publication track record appropriate for the level of experience. Detailed knowledge of applied cellular and molecular immunology in the context of human chronic inflammatory disease and experience with gene expression data analysis would be a distinct advantage.
The post is a fixed term contract for 30 months.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 July 2013.
Equality of opportunity is College policy.