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Research Fellow

Innate Immunology

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
Closing Date:  Friday 02 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1288820FC

Research Fellow (Post Doctoral position) in Cancer immunotherapy at The University of Southampton.

Professor Salim Khakoo is looking to recruit to a post-doctoral position in cancer immunotherapy. The position is fully funded by an MRC project grant with an end date of 31/03/2022 with a possibility for extension, commencing as soon as possible.

You will work on developing a novel type of immunotherapy based upon natural killer cells, and builds on our previous work published in PNAS and Science Immunology. The focus of the work will be to develop and test different methods of NK cell activation in vitro and in vivo to assess their potential for generating anti-cancer responses.

You will have an interest and experience in both immunology and in vivo tumour models, including high quality publications. It is essential you have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in biomedical laboratory research. 

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 enquiries to Salim Khakoo ( are welcome.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on Please quote reference 1288820FC on all correspondence.

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.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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