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Research Fellow / Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biochemical Sciences

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

Job Details

Biochemical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 04 April 2023
Reference: 079122-R

Multi’omics approaches to investigating Immune dysregulation in allergic and associated respiratory disease 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow which is available immediately in the Food and Molecular Immunology research group led by Professor Clare Mills in the Immunology Section of the School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey.  The post forms part of an ongoing collaboration with Waters Corporation and the Respiratory Medicine Group at the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

The overall focus of the post is to investigate the molecular basis of immunological responses to infections and allergic responses to foods using multi’omics approaches, linking molecular profiles to clinical phenotypes. This makes use of biological and clinical samples from the Manchester Respiratory Medicine team collected through the Manchester Allergy, Respiratory and Thorasic Surgery Biobank and the iFAAM and PAFA projects and the recently funded Horizon Europe project GiantLeaps. These will be used to support the development and refinement of cell based models mimicking the epithelial environments (particularly the gut and the lungs) in inflamed (e.g. allergic) and healthy (e.g. tolerant) states.

We are therefore looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in a biochemistry or biological chemistry science and proven ability in the application of mass spectrometry tools to analysis of biological samples. A knowledge of allergic and associated respiratory diseases, such as asthma, would be beneficial. 

We are part of the growing and vibrant Section of Immunology located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, close to London. The Section is within the Department of Biochemical Sciences and links to the unique capability in single cell imaging with mass spectrometry which builds on the National ion beam facility.  

To download the details and submit an electronic application online, go to 

When completing the online application form, please ensure you include a cover letter with a supporting statement.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Clare Mills  ( 

We acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural diversity

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
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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