Postdoctoral Research Associate
This post is made available through a Cancer Research UK – Programme Foundation Award. Dr Michele Mishto (Dep. of Immunobiology & CIBCI) is lead investigator of a project entitled “Identification of tumour-specific spliced epitopes to target large cohorts of cancer patients by immunotherapy”. The project is funded by Cancer Research UK (programme Foundation Award) for 6 years, beginning in 2021.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead, under the supervision of Dr Mishto, a programme of research whose principal aim is to identify HLA-I-restricted spliced neoepitopes useful for anti-cancer immunotherapies, characterise their generation and functional antigenicity in melanoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients. Detailed knowledge of applied cellular and molecular biology and immunobiology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics would be highly advantageous.
The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with national and international collaborators with a broad expertise, which varies from computational biology to clinics. This post will be located in the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI) in New Hunt’s House on the Guy’s Campus, King’s College London.
This post will be offered on Fixed-term contract for 12 months. This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent. The selection process will include a panel interview, an assessment, a presentation.