Research Associate or Research Fellow in Immunology
The human fungal pathogen Candida albicans, the causative agent of thrush, causes severe morbidity in millions of individuals worldwide. However, the host and fungal mechanisms that determine susceptibility or resistance to mucosal candidiasis are unclear. Our recent work reveals that Candida albicans pathogenicity and immune activation is driven by the production of candidalysin, a cytolytic peptide toxin. In addition, several host proteins have been identified as being critically important in immune activation and protection against disease. A Research Fellow/Associate trained in immunology, funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, will utilise murine models and employ immunological, molecular, cellular and biochemical technologies to investigate the importance of these host proteins in fungal infections. You will be based in the laboratories of Professor Julian Naglik at King’s College London. You will produce independent, original research within the group and aid in the submission of publications to refereed journals. You will also be involved in the teaching and administration of our research group.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 31st 2024. The selection process will include a panel interview. To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.