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Research fellow in computational immunology

Computational and Systems Biology

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per Annum
Full Time Fixed Term -36 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2031622BJ

Job description

The Gwyer Findlay lab investigates how neutrophils affect T cell phenotype. Our work sits at the interface of immunology and inflammation biology and we use a variety of methods in our studies – immunology, molecular biology, computational biology and imaging.

In this project we are aiming to unravel how cytokines are regulated in the human gastrointestinal tract. The post-holder will use analysis of single cell RNA sequencing, bulk RNA sequencing, ATAC sequencing and proteomic data to understand how T cells in the intestinal tract produce cytokines and how this is altered by neutrophil exposure.

You will hold a PhD* in biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline.  Highly organised and driven, you will demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills. You will have experience in computational analysis of large datasets, in understanding single cell RNA sequencing or proteomic analysis, and in managing, storing, publishing and sharing data.

What we can offer you

  • a world-class research environment
  • access to mentoring, career development and networking across the University and beyond
  • a personalised training and development plan including external training courses and attendance at conferences
  • a friendly, supportive lab environment

As a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN charter, and holder of a silver award, we’re committed to improving equality. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will help you find a good work-life balance with flexible, or even part-time, working hours. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)*, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. 

For additional information or informal enquiries before submitting your application, please email Emily Findlay at

*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.

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 call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 2031622BJ on all correspondence.

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