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Postdoctoral researcher- Intestinal immune responses to infection

University of Dundee.

Postdoctoral researcher- Intestinal immune responses to infection

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Mahima Swamy to study the functions

of intraepithelial lymphocytes in intestinal infections. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to

undertake exciting and cutting-edge research aimed at understanding the functions of, and signalling pathways

used by intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society,

through a Sir Henry Dale fellowship award to Dr. Swamy.

Candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: immunology, intestinal inflammation, intercellular

communication and/or infection studies are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a strong academic

track record, a background in immunology and research experience with in vivo models. It is expected that the

candidate will be outgoing and ambitious, and utilize the excellent resources and expertise within the unit/School

to pursue the research objectives. The project will involve using the cutting-edge facilities in cell biology, in vivo

models, flow cytometry, high-resolution microscopy and proteomics available within the School of Life Sciences.

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 (£31,604) is dependent upon you having been

awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial

appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £30,688).

This position is available for 3 years in the first instance, starting in January 2018. For more details, see here:

https://www.ppu.mrc.ac.uk/research/principal-investigator/mahima-swamy

Informal enquiries may be directed to mswamy@dundee.ac.uk.

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU):

This project will be executed in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU),

(https://www.ppu.mrc.ac.uk/) within the School of Life Sciences (http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/) at the

University of Dundee. The MRC-PPU is in a beautiful location overlooking the estuary of the River Tay and

provides a multinational and dynamic work environment. The School of Life Sciences is one of the premier Life

Sciences research centres in the world, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities. Dundee was ranked

the top University in Biological Sciences in REF2014. The 2016 QS World University Rankings in Biological

Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK and 40th in the world as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most

widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence.

How to apply:

To apply on-line please go to http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/vacancies and click on job SLSC0328. The closing

date is Friday, 10th November 2017.

The University of Dundee is committed to the highest standards of care and welfare in work with animals. It endorses the ARRIVE guidelines on the reporting of in vivo

experiments and is a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research.

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We

have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/about/athenaswan/) which recognizes the promotion of gender equality and

has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096