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Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Lymph node stromal Immunology - QMUL24344

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24344
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 18-Feb-2021
Closing date: 31-May-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in a group led by Dr. Lalit Kumar Dubey. The position requires a Ph.D. in the biological sciences (mucosal immunology, cell biology, stromal biology or related discipline) with strong background in conducting mouse experiments using Cre-Lox system. The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be close to completion) are encouraged to apply. A proven track record of published research and ability to lead a project with excellent research management skills are essential. We are seeking an independent and motivated individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written). Close collaboration will occur with the other existing groups in the Centre for Microvascular Research and require occasional travel to UK and European institutions.

About You

You are some one with a strong background and expertise in immunology or related discipline with interests in the fields of lymphoid stromal immunology, lymphatics and developmental biology. Significant research laboratory experience with in-vivo mouse models is a must. Previous experience with multiplex flow cytometry, single-cell RNA sequencing, histological techniques and quantitative imaging is desirable. Candidates with prior experience in intestinal helminth infections models, host-pathogen interaction, B cell biology, lymph node stromal analysis are highly encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellow will gain research experience in the areas of stromal biology, tissue microenvironment and mucosal immunology using intestinal helminth as a model organism and his/her research findings will be published in high impact journals, along with opportunities to present work at national and international meetings. Candidate will have opportunity to develop unique mice models to identify novel mechanisms that stromal cells employ to regulate immune responses and the govern the crosstalk with immune cells.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. This full-time fixed term appointment can start at a mutually agreeable date. The starting salary will be Grade 29, in the range of £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

For Informal enquiries, please, contact:

The head of the laboratory (Dr. Lalit Kumar Dubey) at

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.


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The closing date for applications is 31 May 2021. 

We are pre-interviewing candidates on a rolling basis through Zoom. Final Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter depending upon COVID19 travel restrictions. 

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