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Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow ITN

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £36,718 to £48,937 subject to bi-annual review due to exchange rate
Full Time Fixed Term (3 years)
Closing Date:  Friday 02 April 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1340621CM

The University of Southampton has recently been awarded an EU H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN award linking a multidisciplinary consortium of researchers, industry and patient associations in Europe. The project aims to deepen our understanding of the MHC class I antigen processing and presentation pathway, understanding the function of key aspects of the pathway, their role in disease and potential for therapeutic intervention.

The CAPSTONE European training network offers 2 positions to join the laboratory of Professor Edd James, who has an ongoing programme of research into the mechanism and significance of antigen processing and presentation, with an interdisciplinary research group of scientists. His research encompasses atom-level understanding of antigen processing through to preclinical modelling of anti-cancer immunity and understanding human disease.  The projects will focus on understanding how altering the antigen processing and presentation pathway is able to affect the immune response, in particular to reduce immunogenicity in autoimmune disease or increase immunogenicity in cancer.

To be successful you will have a BSc or MSc or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a range of immune response based approaches.

The candidates will be expected to travel and undertake at least one planned secondment at the laboratories of other members of the consortium to generate new reagents and/or learn new techniques.

Only candidates complying with the Early Stage Researcher requirements: At the time of recruitment (i.e. first date of employment), you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc…) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment under this project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. At the time of recruitment you must not yet have been awarded your doctorate and must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career.

The appointment will be from 1st September 2021 for a period of 3 years.

In order to be considered for this post, please also complete the postgraduate application process via the following link: · Please enter 'Professor Edd James' in the 'supervisor' field of the application form.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Edd James (  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated aboveIf you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1340621CM on all correspondence.

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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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