Research Fellow, Innate Immunology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587
17 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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:  Tuesday 07 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1462621FC-2R

Professor Salim Khakoo is looking to recruit a researcher to a postdoctoral position in immunology focussing on the immune responses to cancer and viral infections. 

The position is fully funded by an NIH project grant and is for two years commencing as soon as possible. The post-doctoral fellow will work on developing understanding of how natural killer cells recognise cancer and viral infections, and builds on our previous work published in PNAS and Science Immunology. The focus of the work will be to test and understand different methods of NK cell activation, how these generate activating signals and assess their potential for generating anti-cancer and anti-viral immune responses.   

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest and experience in immunology and/or cell biology. Experience in imaging is desirable. 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-2R on all correspondence. 

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