Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Translational Immunology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £40,927 per annum
27 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 to £40,927 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1628021CM-R

Exploiting the innate and adaptive immune interface for effective cancer therapy (Cancer Research UK)

Salary ranging will be £31,406 - £40,927 per annum (Level 4-5, depending on experience)

University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine, Cancer Sciences Unit

A Bioinformatics Research Scientist position is available with Dr Sean Lim's laboratory within the Antibody and Vaccine Group, Centre for Cancer Immunology (CCI) in Southampton.  The Group has a strong track record in basic and translational immunology including development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

We are currently running a programme of research to understand how monoclonal antibodies can be combined to promote effective cancer immunotherapy.  In particular, we are interested in studying the effects of agonistic antibodies on T-cell stimulation and myeloid immunity through single-cell sequencing (CITE-seq) in both pre-clinical and clinical studies.  The aim is use this knowledge in the development of novel clinical trials.

The post holder needs to be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and must have 

  • a PhD or be close to completion of a PhD in bioinformatics, or relevant computational field, 
  • or have extensive experience analysing single-cell sequencing data using R. 

The position is full-time and fixed term for 2 years, with opportunities for extension depending on progress. Interviews will be held on 1st April 2020.

Informal queries should be directed to Dr Sean Lim (

Details about the Centre for Cancer Immunology and Dr Lim's work can be found at and

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 Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1628021CM-R on all correspondence. 

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.

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