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Research Fellow

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £34,804 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (4 years)
Closing Date:  Saturday 14 December 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 29 January 2020
Reference:  1202219FC

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to work on a project understanding the immune response to viral infections and cancer. The position is fully funded by a recently awarded NIH grant to Professor Salim Khakoo, in collaboration with Dr Jayajit Das, an expert in mathematical modelling, at Columbus, Ohio. The Research Fellow will work on understanding how natural killer cells recognise diseased target cells, building on our previous work published in PNAS, Science Immunology and Frontiers in Immunology.  The main focus of the work will be to generate in vitro data by assays of NK cell function and microscopy, and to analyse in detail how NK cell receptors interact with their ligands to generate anti-viral and anti-cancer immune responses. The post would suit an applicant with an interest and experience in immunology and/or microscopy and is on the postdoctoral salary scale.  An expected start date would be early 2020. Informal enquiries to Salim Khakoo ( ) are welcome.

The work will be based in the research group of Professor Salim Khakoo at Clinical and Experimental Sciences School within the Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with Dr Jayajit Das at The Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio. The successful candidates should have a PhD* and relevant research experience in immunology and imaging experience would be beneficial. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquires should be directed to Professor Salim Khakoo 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote vacancy reference number 1202219FC on all correspondence.

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The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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