Research Fellow in Macrophage Immunology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £42,155 per annum
02 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Biochemical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 15 January 2023
Reference: 087922

We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Dr Fernando Martinez Estrada and Dr Agnieszka Michael,at the Innate Immunity laboratory in the Section of Immunology, School of Biosciences, University of Surrey. The Innate Immunity group focuses on the Mononuclear Phagocyte System (MPS) cells including monocytes, dendritic cells and macrophages. We investigate the role that these cells play in cancer to identify opportunities for clinical applications. In this project we will examine the heterogeneity and function of tumour associated macrophages in Ovarian Cancer. We will study the role of the MPS system, with a special interest in lipid-rich macrophage phenotypes. We will use state of the art methodology to investigate the predisposition and consequences of lipid accumulation in the cells. We aim to bring MPS applications closer to patients and to understand how altering their properties may lead to therapeutic opportunities.

We are part of the growing Section of Immunology located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, within 40 minutes of London city centre. The Section is within the Department of Biochemical Sciences, where research strengths encompass the molecular and cellular basis of disease caused by malignancy and infection. The project is in collaboration with a Pharma company.

To be considered for this position you should have a PhD in immunology or in a related subject and have proven research and organizational skills. You should have the ability to work independently as well as in a team and have the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project.

The post is fixed term for 3 years. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

For more details about the laboratory, please visit the lab website and publications in

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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