Research Fellow, Innate Immunology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587
21 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Innate Immunology

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:  Monday 11 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1462621FC-R

Professor Salim Khakoo is looking to recruit an enthusiastic researcher to a 2 year position in immunology.  

The position is fully funded by an NIH grant in collaboration with Dr Jayajit Das, an expert in mathematical modelling, at Columbus, Ohio. The post-doctoral fellow will work on understanding how natural killer cells recognise diseased target cells building on our previous work published in PNAS, Science Immunology and Frontiers in Immunology. The main focus of the work will be to generate in vitro data by assays of NK cell function and microscopy, to analyse in detail how NK cell receptors interact with their ligands to generate anti-viral and anti-cancer immune responses. The position would suit an applicant with an interest and experience in immunology and/or microscopy.

The successful candidate should have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualification and experience in biomedical laboratory research.

The post is available immediately. Informal enquiries to Salim Khakoo ( are welcome.

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 Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1462621FC-R on all correspondence. 

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